Posted on October 21, 2011
Why am I trying to connect wirh high school classmates? High school wasn’t that great and I’ve spent a lifetime breaking bad habits I picked up there. When I was in school with them they wouldn’t give me the time of day. It’s not like I’ve become famous and want to lord it over them. Am I so pathetic that I still want to belong? What could I tell them about what happened to me since then? I’ve led an ordinary life and expect it to stay that way. If anything happens why would they care? I’ll keep on my path and if I bump into any of them I’ll be polite.
Hi Tom. I wasn’t particularly involved in my high school or close to my classmates. However, I have gone to my 20th and 30th reunions. What I found is that people only tend to remember the good times, and that it takes a very long time to make old friends. We enjoyed each other because we survived this long. Not all of us did. That gave us a bond we didn’t have back when. There’s an energy that comes from bringing parts of “us past” into “us present,” and it nurtures us. All the best to you.