kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

12 May 2009

would you go back?

{photo via my friend Brianna's facebook}

I recently had that old "would you relive your senior year of high school" conversation with various people, and was astonished at how many people would rather do anything than go back to their senior years.
Now, maybe I had an exceptionally amazing senior year compared to everyone else,
but I would go back and relive it in a heartbeat.

Here are a few things that made it positively wonderful:
:: the summer before, I spent at Brevard
:: I was drum major for the Lugoff-Elgin Marching Pride
:: AP English and Teacher Cadet with Mrs. McAvoy
:: early dismissal the whole year
:: All-State Band 2007
:: leaving Govt/Econ early every day to spend it in the band room

My senior year was simply fabulous, and I'd go back today if I could. And if it was only band, I'd go back and relive the entire experience. Being a part of the Lugoff-Elgin Marching Pride, and having such a close relationship with GP, played a huge part in making me who I am today.

{I can't thank those teachers enough for the wonderful influences they were in my life.}


PN said...

If I made a list that contained every action possible to human beings and ordered the list by my relative desire to do the actions, the second to last member would be "relive senior year of high school" (the last being "read anything by Samuel Beckett").

lotusgirl said...

PN, that's hilarious! Reliving senior year again wouldn't be too bad, but I'm too old to live through all I did then, so I'd want that young body back too. I was busy all the time! I really enjoyed it then, but I think I'd be way beyond it now. I'm too used to doing what I want and ignoring what people tell me to do.