Friday, March 10, 2006

old


ben's deli - montreal
Originally uploaded by Julep67.
The other day I realized that it's been almost 20 years since I graduated from high school. It doesn't seem possible but it's true. I can look at the calendar and know that I graduated in 1986 and it's 2006 so that's 20 years.

It kind of flew through my head and I didn't think about it again until today. Earlier today, at a work-related event, I saw my old high school english teacher, well, one of them, he taught me for 2 years (two different courses). When he walked in, I knew it was him immediately, he hadn't changed much at all. He had a little grey hair but his face looked the same.

I had a name tag on so he didn't have to struggle for my name when I said hello. We got to chatting and he said that he'd been teaching now for almost 29 years. It was nice to see him, we caught up a little bit. After he left though, I realized that when he was teaching us, he was younger then I am now. I remember thinking that he was so much older than us but he wasn't really, 15 years or so I guess. Of course, when you're 17, 15 years is forever, when you're 38, it's not such a big deal. It kind of made me feel old, realizing that.

Perspective huh?? Fun stuff.

1 comment:

Bev - Living In Hormoney said...

I graduated 30 years ago....this June. How frickin' old am I???? Geeeze!