My high school reunion is coming up. Is it terrible that I don’t want to go? Okay, I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels like this. AND I’d like to think that if I was closer than 10 hours away from my hometown I would go. Actually, come to think of it, I definitely would go if for no other reason than it is being held in the Sunsphere. I love that place.
Weirdly, I love the Sunsphere almost as much as a I loved high school. I’m kind of surprised at myself. If I loved high school so much, why wouldn’t I want to go to my reunion? I can think of a few reasons: Disappointment, Awkwardness, Comparison, Pressure. Not sure where all these come from, but there they are. Looming over every high school reunion that’s ever taken place.
Not to be totally Negative Nancy, I ran into a bunch of my high school friends at Joe’s wedding several weekends ago in Knoxville. To me, it was an ideal substitute for a reunion. There were a large number of my high school friends in attendance at both the rehearsal dinner and the ceremony. I had some great conversations with friends that I hadn’t talked to in years. And it wasn’t awkward.