Thursday, 24-Aug-2000 11:48:51
Only brain surgery would have kept me away from the reunion.., so I guess I wasn't supposed to be there. (My head hurts.) I've been gratified to listen to the reports, anyhow. Most important has been seeing the intensity of emotion about our school's (and landscape's) past. Everyone recalls an inordinate nostalgia about our college years- but I honestly think our situation is truly different, partially because we lived through a unique social time- a reform period in American culture- a time that we exemplified. The move to buying the property shows us also that it is different and harder for us that our school is gone. Returning to your college seeing the next generation running around would give a feeling of renewal- maybe sending our kids to the alma mater? Who would have thought that our cynical selves would have cared so much 25 years later. Some day I might stop having my recurrent dream of hiking in and around Franconia (am I looking for something or just taking a somnolent walk), for now I feel better seeing that there are some others sharing that hike.
Cheers, Rob Adams