ten years

Apr. 25th, 2010 11:38 am
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Next weekend is my 10 year high school reunion. I do not plan to attend, although coincidentally I will be in Birmingham at the time. However, the fact that it's been ten years has me looking back a little.

In a way, high school doesn't seem like it was that long ago. I remember it clearly; I remember what it was like to be me during those days. This is in contrast to elementary school: I cannot recall much of what I felt as a child. I can remember facts -- eg I did X, I did Y -- but even if I can remember what I was feeling, I remember it in an impersonal, third-person manner. I remember that I was happy (or sad, angry, or whatever) at a particular event, but I can't put myself in the place of my childhood self; I can't feel the emotion as mine anymore. I can remember a lot of what I felt in high school, though, and I remember it personally.

However, in another respect, high school seems like a very long time ago. I have done so much and changed in so many ways over the last ten years that, while I do remember high school in a first-person manner, I have a hard time identifying with the person I was then.

There are a couple of reasons why I cannot attend the reunion, but part of me regrets that I won't be going. I think it would be kind of fun, not to mention surreal, to reconnect with a part of my life that has become a distant memory.

on 2010-04-26 10:12 am (UTC)
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I have a similar intensity of emotion when recalling high school memories, and I also didn't go to my 10 year high school reunion - it happened while I was moving from the US to the UK. Even if I had been physically able to go, I wasn't a happy bunny at that time.

I remember being saddened when I checked the reunion list. None of the people I really wanted to see were signed up to attend. I've since found a few of them through other social networking sites, but it reminded me that two of them are dead. One accident, one suicide.

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