September 12, 2004 @ 10:08 pm by sean
‘ ….grow up and start acting out your salvation.’ Melly Smelly said that in her post. That is certainly some of the best advice I’ve ever heard. The rest of her post was also full of words worth hearing as well and I definately reflect her opinion and advice; though I’m that last person I thought would have a difficult time following it, I’m finding myself bowing to the pressure. I don’t mind though. We’ll see. God really threw me off my course and is forcing me to follow His. Suprise. We’ll see.
What’s for sure this year, is I’ve not had enough Jason Renaud. I got switched out of his painting and digital tools classes. I also really miss Sarah Howerton and Jill Sheerin. I’ve not got enough of Bryan Roe or Bryan Johnson or Chad Randolf. Erik isn’t around enough either. Natalie, Jessi, Lauren and Amy being all the way in Volkman doesn’t make it any better either. Deep, theological, philosophical, itellectual conversations are at an all time low, especially with Ryan, where they were so abundant last year. I finally hung out with Justin, but he might be around more soon, possibly. And Sarah will be starting school soon, so she’ll be around even less, which now isn’t much. I hope it becomes easier for me to get down there. I’ve seen Matt twice, I think I’ll be seeing him again soon. Most of my big homework projects keep me out of the room so I don’t see much Mike Smith. Jen Buck is always busy. Angie is in Australia. Chris and Paul don’t live across the hall anymore. I’ve only skated with Andy twice I think. It’s like going home and Ben and Lisa, and Jill, and Sean, and Aly and Carley not being there.
If there are any names I didn’t mention, that means I, quite fortunately, get to see a mostly suffecient amount of them. Or I see them about as much as last year.
This isn’t all to say I don’t see anybody or ever have edifying conversations or enjoyable company, the opposite is quite true. I, however, really miss the people from last year. The situation doesn’t seem bright for next year either.
If Romeo & Juliet can teach us anything, it is that love will remove you from the world, especially from your friends, into a world of your own where your only concern is yourself and your love. Your friends will even quite possibly end up dead, if not physically, at least to you. Shakespeare is good, even if it’s really someone else. But Romeo & Juliet is such a frustrating story because I hate watching it become a reality in my normal life.