Saturday, October 14, 2006

A flashback

i had an interesting thought tonight...

i went to a high school football game. i love going to games and watching kids. all of them...they fascinate me. i knew kids on the teams (congrats to fm!). i knew kids in the band. i knew kids in the drill team. i bumped into kids that i knew who were just walking around, oblivious to the game. they were just there to hang out with each other. i knew kids who were sitting with their parents. i knew kids who were avoiding their parents.

i knew kids who had graduated. i knew kids that had graduated, but never moved on. i knew kids who were "stars" when they were in high school. i knew kids that were "nobodies". i really do like going to games and watching kids.

while i was there tonight, i had a major flashback. we were sitting behind a row of ten kids...five "couples" to be exact. they were 14 or 15 years old. they were giving us quite a show in the fine art of young high school romance. they weren't obnoxious. they were just enjoying their independence and the freedom they had to grow up, express themselves, and experience the thrill of teenage hormonal excitement. to say they they were oblivious to the game would be an understatement! but they were certainly aware of what hung on their arms and played with their hair...

back to the flashback. 37 years ago, that was wanda and me. they looked so young tonight. we were that young then. who would have ever imagined that two fifteen year olds could have made a decision that would last a lifetime? who would have ever thought that those two kids, caught in the wonder of adolescent love, would make history together...not just a moment or a season...but a timeline that would span all the future days of our lives? who would have thought?

it was kind of fun watching them.

2 comments:

Ross Garison said...

Just to clarify, I was the kid walking around trying to impress all of the other 12 year old girls from other schools. I failed and joined band...

lohobrown said...

good insight -- but this causes waaaay too many thoughts to travel in MY brain . . . .wondering if you observed "one of mine" . . . the future of former "stars" . . . teenage hormones . . . high school romance leading to marriage . . .

glad YOU had fun watching =)