Next month, on the 10th of September, I will attend my 30th high school reunion.
Is this important? No, in the long term scheme of things, it is no more important than if you remembered to floss or flush the toilet. But to me and to the people that will be there, it is important.
To me, it is important because it will serve as a reminder of who I was in school and who I have become. It also marks a point where I can look at what I had to say about my last reunion, which I also wrote about here. in a post called “A stirring of Memories” and see what, if any, changes appear between the two experiences.
I am not sure what I expect… I know there are going to be people there that I still do not care for, and some that I may still have some feelings for. I know that I am going to be forced to do something that I am not ready for… and that is to dance.
I dance in a manner similar to a disabled zebra running from a pack of rabid hyenas. It is not well done, is not pretty and will probably go badly and poorly for all involved. So I expect to see Meme’s on Facebook for years to come shortly after the event.
There are so many reasons that people go to these things, I would have to say that my main reason for wanting to go is that I am making an effort to open up. Having lived a good portion of my life hiding from others, this is something I am hoping to use as a catalyst to start building friendships again.
In looking at it, I can see that it has already started working out for me, as I am now talking with some people that I have not seen in years and we have become very close. I in one case, there is a person I am talking to that I have known since third grade, or thereabouts.
So… While I am not holding out any undue hope, I am anxious to see if this is going to be me turning a new chapter in my life and bettering who I am.
We shall see…
And as with the last time… I will be posting pictures here of the event. Even the potentially embarrassing dance fiasco, if it happens.