I don’t think I’ve mentioned this, which is completely unbelievable, but I’d better say it now or else it won’t get discussed until after the fact, and then the excitement won’t be as…anticipatory. I guess it won’t really be anticipatory at all after the fact, though, will it? I couldn’t be. But anticipatory excitement is the best, is it not? (What’s with these tag questions I’m so keen on tonight? I’m not British, am I?) Because after an event is over, the excitement really isn’t excitement at all. It’s more like nostalgia at that point, which is what I’ll have next week AFTER MY 10 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL REUNION THIS WEEKEND!!!!
Oh my gosh, I am peeing on myself just thinking about it! And I really can’t explain why. I mean, most of the people I really care about seeing are the ones I see fairly regularly anyway, so it’s not like we need a special get-together time to catch up. And it’s not that I don’t care about seeing all the other people who are going to be there. Quite the opposite, in fact. They’re the ones I am so excited to see. I am just so curious about what has happened to them in the past ten years. Where have they been? What have they done with themselves? Who have they become? It’s fascinating.
I really don’t even know what I’m expecting. I think it will probably be like meeting a lot of strangers for the first time who kind of remind me of people I used to see a lot. I don’t think I really knew them back then. The ones I did really know, I still do know. But these “new” people I’m going to meet – I really want to know them now. Maybe that’s the exciting part. Not that I want to know them, but that they’ve grown into who they are, and now I can know them. Really them. Not the fake, high school versions of them that were all wrapped up in popularity (or lack thereof), extracurricular activities and whatever else high schoolers find their identity in.
Now I just have to decide what to WEAR!