Friday, May 16, 2008

Some Enchanted Evening

My sister just emailed me pictures of my niece heading off to her senior prom. Her senior prom. She looks gorgeous, of course, and so much more comfortable than I did just a mere twenty years ago. Seeing the pictures launched me straight into nostalgia and I had to dust off the old photo album from my own "glory days." And so here I am, a rare photo of myself - a twenty-year-old photo of myself with my high school boyfriend. Oh look, I actually cropped him out of the picture. It's like he's not even there - just like he made me feel that night. But I'm not bitter, after all, I've had twenty years to let it go. I mean, I didn't let a little thing like getting dumped the night of the prom taint my memory of it at all. I hope my niece has a more enchanted evening than I did.


1blueshi1 said...

Isn't it amazing how that stuff can just haunt you forever? You look BEAUTIFUL.
After Zac's bday party was so well attended, I had to deal with a lot of internal crap about a bday party when I was in elementary school where nobody showed up--I will be 36 in October and I'm sure nobody on the face of this earth even remembers this nonevent that was so crucial to me at the time.
Have a great weekend!

Susie said...

I didn't mean to sound so bitter but I guess what I meant to convey was that you look forward to something for so long and then you get there and you like, "This is it?" It was not the romantic evening I had imagined - by any means - and teenage boys just aren't good at communicating. How old were you at the disastrous birthday party? My birthday always fell around Memorial Day so I've had a few parties where only my BFF came. Sigh - I'm glad we only have to grow up once! Enjoy the weekend -