Friday is my ten year high school reunion.
There were 120 students in my graduating class, and of that group probably 100 of us had lived in my town our entire lives, which creates an interesting dynamic, one I later learned was unique, because we grew up together. We were friends both in elementary and high school. Graduation from high school meant that we had spent the first 17/18 years of our lives together, and now we were moving on.
I am looking forward to catching up with old friends, because, over the past decade our lives have gone in 120 different directions, and while I don't interact with my former classmates on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis, I still value our history together and on Friday I want to check-in and make sure everyone is doing well.
Sadly, one of my former classmates passed away last night, which means I won't get to check-in with him and make sure he's doing well, but at least I still have the memories of our first 18 years together. I am sad for his family.