It was Cinco de Mayo but I did not feel very festive… Sometimes I wonder where the time goes. It is my 10 year reunion this year and lately I have been catching up with friends from high school and it has been a trip and a half. Basically I dropped off the face of the planet when I graduated and the majority of these people I have not known for 10 years. For me it is a strange, awkward and a little nerve racking, running into people I used to party and socialize with in high school… I feel like a completely different person now… So this Friday there is going to be a party for my high school swimming coach as she is retiring after 20 years of coaching. I am actually looking forward to catching up with former teammates as I feel like we shared a much deeper bond then that of the friends I merely socialized with. I think being on a high school sports team is a really valuable experience for any teenager, you have a deep connection with your teammates and it is something I have learned to appreciate in my old age!

I have been listening to the amazing singer songwriter, Piers Faccini who takes up residence in France. His new album, Two Grains of Sand was released last month in Europe and will be available in the US very soon . It is currently available on eMusic.

mp3:  Two Grains of Sand

Two Grains of Sand 2009 (Tôt ou Tard)

Piers Faccini on myspace


5 Responses to “Forget all we’ve learned”

  1. t-dub on May 6th, 2009 10:16 am

    im proud of you for getting out there and hooking up with old friends!

  2. Rachel on May 6th, 2009 10:36 am

    Thanks it is not easy for this introverted soul to go out and mingle… Sometimes I feel like it is so empty I just can’t take it.

  3. t-dub on May 6th, 2009 10:51 am

    i hear you on the “empty”

  4. Celera on May 7th, 2009 12:51 pm

    I think the key is managing expectations. You can’t expect to have the same connection with your high school friends that you had back then. Sometimes that happens, but usually not. Mostly, I think that the arc of a life and how people move through the phases and events is interesting. So just expect it to be interesting — and if it turns out to be moving or hilarious or inspirational, that’s just a bonus. :)

  5. Rachel on May 8th, 2009 12:02 am

    Always wonderful words of wisdom, thank you. :-)

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