I recently received a couple of invitations to my 10-year high school reunion. I couldn’t believe that it had already been ten years since I graduated from high school. In some ways I feel like that I’m not old enough to have graduate ten years ago and in other ways, I feel that it was a lifetime ago.
Obviously I didn’t go: (1) I don’t have vacation time during the regular school year, (2) it’s really expensive to get a (round-trip) ticket for the end of summer/beginning of fall, (3) I don’t know that girl any more, and (4) I hated high school, it was a painful experience.
I saw some photos from the reunion, and I thought that I knew most of the people that I graduated with, but according to that photo, I only know about five of the the fifty-something attendees. And most of the people had obviously changed, gaining weight, dressing different, etc. It’s a bit of a surreal moment to see a picture of people that you grew up with and see that they’re all strangers.