I went with Meagan last night to the awards banquet of the cross country team at the high school she teaches at. She is a coach this year and really love/hated it, I told her when we got home that anything that you hated doing, but can't wait to do again, is probably what you actually like to do.
All of the senior kids gave speeches, talking about how being on cross country for the last few years was the best experience of their lives, and how the friends they've made here will always be friends, and that these experiences will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
I thought two things about it, here they are.
1. Man, I miss being young enough to believe that every experience was important. When you are young (i am young, but not young like this.), you are stupid and haven't experienced anything before, so everything carries weight, I miss that, it is a fun place to be, very dramatic and inspiring.
2. That's not true, you will mostly forget all these people in a few years. These are not the friends you will have your whole life, probably, they are just the friends you had because the pool of choices was pretty damn limited.
Not the deepest pair of thoughts, but somehow, they felt poignant to me in the moment, and I have been pondering them on and off all day.