Last week I attended my ten year high school reunion. After saying that I wouldn’t go, I went. I had fully decided that when the invitation came, I would return the information sheet, but, regretfully, not attend. But when the envelope arrived and the information sheet was completed, I paid the fee to go. I knew instantly that there were people I wanted to see, so I made a list of their names and awaited the day.
Although I was apprehensive about former enemies, I was not nearly as scared as a few of my colleagues. Their feelings ranged from worrying about their physical safety to the desire to show off their improved wealth, appearance, or fame. For them, the evening was safer than they expected. Most of the bullies and bitches didn’t attend, and the few that did, were strangely docile.
Almost all of the people I wished to see were there. I reproached myself for not keeping in touch with these people, but I was very happy to have found them again. We could start anew. I gathered addresses and made promises about lunches and dinners.
Seeing the face of a dear friend after being separated for ten years is an odd feeling. I wish I could describe the combination of regret and joy. Instead, I can only recommend the following quotes.
Introduction and quote compilation by Laura S. Moncur, Staff Writer.
- “A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body.”
For more information about High School Reunions and Friendship, try these links:
- Yahoo’s High School Reunion Pages – Find your high school reunion page (mine wasn’t there, so this may be only helpful to a few). Most pages include forms to enter your information, some merely contain e-mail addresses. You too can enjoy the bliss of finding old friends.