7 April 2005

"hello, this is <old friend from college>"

That was the subject of a recent email that almost got speed deleted by my Delete Finger, which is the same as my right index finger but sounds more ominous. I need to start paying attention to the subject not the sometimes cryptic sender address.

It's difficult to keep in touch with people, but it's nice when an old friend resufaces. Their presence brings back the memories that were there during their absence, but that seemed much less vital without a real person to reaffirm that those events did in fact happen. And it can be just silly stuff. The working together and the parties together and the general hangin' out probably weren't as fun as the memories seem now, but they were still pretty fun.

I think maybe we spend a lot of time trying to communicate to people in the present what we were in the past. Of course, we're only trying to communicate the times in the past when we were actually cool and not just acting like jackasses.

[ posted by sstrader on 7 April 2005 at 10:16:25 AM in Culture & Society ]