Friday, March 10, 2006
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.