On Belonging

I had promised myself I wouldn’t cry at this reunion. In one of the few photos from our fifth college reunion, we’re all smiling: former roommates, wingies, best friends. I’m the only one in the group whose red, puffy eyes and tentative smile are giveaways of the tears I’d just wiped away prior to the […]

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(Re)Union

I did not throw up before, during, or after my 20th High School Reunion. Success! I had a great time seeing old friends, especially a few I didn’t think would be there. The most amazing thing was that I felt a sense of belonging. Kind of the opposite of the way I felt in high […]

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Reunited, and it feels so…hmm

Tonight is my 20th High School Reunion. I’m feeling a heady combination of excitement and dread. Sort of like the first week of school, but without the vomiting. “Vomiting?” you ask. Why yes. ¬†Doesn’t everybody throw up every morning the first week of every new school year in high school? No? That’s just me? Thank […]

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