The Reunion I Did Not Attend

Highschool is a time of joy for some.  Not for me.  With the appearance of the film BULLY I am reminded it is not for everyone.  Maybe not for anyone.  Do those who do the bullying feel remorse years later.   I doubt it. 

My 50th highschool reunion just came and went.  I flirted briefly with returning to the scene of the crime(s) of the heart where I suffered while others enjoyed. Yes, I was deeply unhappy.  I was not ugly nor fat nor stupid.  My sin was that I wanted another life — a theatre life that did not include the world around me at that time.  Did they see me as a snob? a misfit?  a crazy person?

In the end I got in touch with three people from my class whom I enjoyed talking to several years before…..and feel I might still enjoy speaking with.  They are doing interesting activities.  Sometimes more interesting than my own. 

Is there life after highschool?  I used to pray there was.  Now I know life only really begins after highschool where the fields are wider, the wing spread is greater, and flight is possible in the wide heavens.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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