1. Reconnecting with any number of people at my college reunion has led to some pretty profound revelations for me, some that I probably need more time to think about before writing about here, but it’s Sunday, and I must needs write my Five Things.
[Ed. Once again, a shout out to smashfizzle and
"How I no longer embody the person all these people remembered." YES, THIS. I was so confident in college, so unafraid, so…dazzling, really. And I’ve lost that—broken down by illness, unable to express an opinion without backtracking. Afraid. It hurts so much that there are people out there who knew me as such a different person, much more the person I still want to be.
What happened to us, Mary?
Also, wow, I wonder what it’s like to have a Symposium seminar when I’m not sloppy drunk on cheap wine. Looking back, I wish I’d actually gone for that M/M/F threesome…