Archive for March 1st, 2003

all good things must end

Saturday, March 1st, 2003 at about 11:51 pm

all good things must end

I’m talking to Max, this friend of mine. We’re talking about another friend of ours, this guy who I haven’t been talking to so much lately. I’m just realizing now how much I’ve lost him, and how much I miss him as a friend. We sorta went together in the social structure of our middle school. We were the two kids everyone thought of as smart, partly because we were, partly because we somehow just seemed like it I guess. It’s a self-perpetuating identity (as most are in middle and high school). But for whatever reason, we were a pair. I have always admired him because he had will power and intellectual curiosity and was, in all honesty, far smarter than I or anyone else around was.

Our relationship didn’t survive me moving. We talk occasionally, but not about anything of importance. I miss him, and tonight I realized that I missed the two of us being who we were in our school. I miss being part of the pair of kids we were, for whatever reason. We had respect, an image (what it was or what it meant I don’t know, but I get the sense there was one), and a place in the scheme of things at our school. Maybe I’m associating with my friend things that really had little to do with him, but more so with myself. It doesn’t really matter to me, though. My point is, I’ve essentially lost a friend I valued. I can only hope that he’s happy in whatever his life is now.

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by tom

how i spent my summer vacation

Saturday, March 1st, 2003 at about 4:48 pm

how i spent my summer vacation

Today we were talking about plans for the summer. They’re rather complex, still unfinalized, but a few things are starting to settle into place. It looks like I’m going to go to Europe with just my dad for a week in late July. We’re all going to Luxembourg, and then my sister and mom will fly back to New Jersey and stay there while my dad and I go to England. Then we’ll meet them at our shore house in New Jersey. I’m excited about this trip to England with my dad, it should be fun. This whole summer should be good, really. I’m spending very little time at home, which is good, because that way I can’t mope around the house and do nothing for three months like normal.

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by tom