To add to the mix of opening ds106 salvos, inspired by Michael B Smith, Cheryl Colan, and Lou McGill, that was my somewhere near the end of high school. I found it at my Mom’s house; she had a 1982 date written on the back, but I am fairly sure this was junior year at Milfrod Mill High School.
Look at me! I have FACIAL HAIR. Ha ha ha. And Big Hair. (and hair on the back of my head, alas).
Like Lou, I am wondering who is this guy? I was so ready to be out of high school. After reading Emerson’s Self-Reliance in 10th grade English class, I connected with what would become my core group of friends- we ended up as the non-conformist club, even the Lunch Club. Rather than going to the cafeteria and dealing with the whole phony class warfare of who sits where and who is seen sitting with who where, we would eat our lunch in an alcove off the main hallway.
Well that is where it started. That was long long ago. I shudder to think of how little I knew about life, love, etc. On my current road trip, I talk about it being the thing I should have done after high school, but now I know I was unready.
What is best is when we get to live life in the moment at the right moment. I am there.
I was not there then, but it was on the way.
And I finally got more facial hair ;-)