On a Reminder of the Past

I received in the mail today a “Save the Date” postcard. My 20 year high school reunion is this year, midway through Wedmath.

I’m not planning on attending.

The reasons aren’t complicated, and were probably best explicated by Martin Blank in Grosse Pointe Blank — “I don’t know what I have in common with those people any more.” I left West Virginia a long time ago. I’ve been back once, and as I wrote in my “Dear Me” letter, I’m not that person any more. I’m not sure I can add more to that.

I don’t even feel old enough to have a 20-year reunion on the horizon. (And, in a way, I’m not; I was younger than most of my classmates by a year or two.) I didn’t attend the first reunion a decade ago. I definitely didn’t feel old enough then.

The card puts it all in relief. This weekend marks twenty years since I graduated from high school. Tempus fugit.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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