It can’t be September already.
But it is. I guess that means I was having fun.
This year in Spanish II, I sit in the same seat I did last year in Spanish I. The same people who sat around me last year sit around me this year. Today, Mr. Benton said something funny that reminded me of something funny he said last year. It seemed like time didn’t pass and I was still in 1992.
But time has passed.
Last year about this time, the skit group was on a roll. We were getting new skits together and I was so much infatuated with Ryan. Skit group practice has been some of the best times of my life. We still have it, but it is not the same. Brandon is gone. Anne is gone. Jason our leader is gone. Kevin is gone.
Those days are gone.
I want them back so bad, but life doesn’t work that way. They were here for a season and now they are gone.
Even if I could live one of those days over again it would be so painful. Just knowing that it was in the past and that it would never return would be too much to bear.
Where are they?
Only my memories?
I want more.
Why is life like this? Even the most joyful times of my life end up causing a little pain. I don’t want to grow up. Not yet!
A senior in high school? It’s too soon!
I want to stay a child just a little bit longer. What’s the rush?
I want to go to skit group practice again.
I want to talk to Ryan in the balcony of her high school theater on September 12, 1992 again.
I want to have a lock-in at church during Halloween again, fasting all night for the lost, breaking that fast at the crack of dawn with day old pizza, and watching a sleepy Ryan and a sleepy Christi as they laid their heads on each other’s shoulders.
But it is only a Winter Dream. No matter how much I wish, tomorrow will come. And then September 4th, and 5th, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and then the 12th.
September 12, 1993 is going to be a painful day for me. Help me God.
Brandon called me yesterday. He wants me to come see him during Christmas. I want to, but flying to Arizona costs a lot of money.
I miss him.
My best friend moved away!