Leave Me On My Own Please

My parents were religious. Every Sunday we went to church twice. I was never allowed to play outside on a Sunday. During the week I was allowed out but as soon as it became dark I had to come home. The result of this was that I spent most of my time inside my own house by myself.
But when I was 8 years old I started having piano lessons. I enjoyed playing the piano and would spend a lot of time on my own. When I was 12 years old I started going to a different piano teacher who lived about a mile from my home. This was the highlight of my life. I was out on my own with no parent telling me what to do. The big thrill though was in the winter months when the evenings were darker. I felt that in the darkness I was free to do anything I wanted and no-one would see me.
Nearby my house was a park and I enjoyed walking on my own in the park. In the winter it was dark, no street lights, and I would walk on the grass which was not allowed during the day but in the dark no-one could see me. I wanted to be alone to do exciting things. I didn't want to play with other boys. I wanted to play on my own. I was happiest doing things on my own.
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Jul 20, 2010