06.17.06

5th Year College Reunion

Posted in college, personal at 5:15 am by wingerz

Our 5th Year College Reunion was last weekend. I was not really looking forward to it, as I was a bit more on the introverted side during those years, to the extent that Jess and Kent accused me of never attending Harvard. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the number of familiar faces that I saw: freshman year podmates, fellow Dunster House dormmates, problem set and project partners, and a ton of friends. I suppose an environment more conducive to starting genuine conversations is difficult to find – there was no awkwardness in asking for forgotten names or introducing myself to complete strangers.

Had I written this entry a week ago like I intended, it wouldn’t have sounded like a regurgitation of Jess’s blog about the reunion. I, too, attended the memorial service for five of our classmates who passed away. The service was conducted by Reverend Mark Eddington, who also happens to be the person who married Jen and me. I knew two of the students – Haley and Rob. It’s quite difficult to imagine that they are gone forever, but the service was beautifully done, and for me it was satisfying to pay respects to the deceases students in a formal ceremony.

All in all, it was a great weekend. The years have flown by, and I am grateful to have found a wonderful, loving wife and such great friends along the way.

Edit: Thanks to the loveing wife for pointing out my typo