Saturday night is a mega high school reunion for the schools in North Delta. Can you believe I graduated from high school twenty-five years ago this September? I canâ€™t!
I am very tempted to go, but Iâ€™m also somewhat hesitant. Being the only one with a significant physical disabilityâ€¦which I really didnâ€™t mindâ€¦it was my cornerâ€¦everyone knew me, but not many really knew me. Only a small handful of close friends understood Glenda-ish.
Conversations at previous reunions went something like â€œHey Glenda! Great seeing you! Youâ€™re looking good.â€.â€¦then they moved onto the next vaguely familiar face.
I am much more looking forward to seeing my bloggy friends at BlogWorld and New Media Expo in Vegas in three weeks! They know the current me from my blog and my tweets, which make face-to-face encounters more comfortable, more familiar. And, now with my iPad, conversations can even go deeper than ever possible before.
Is it possible the iPad could help me take conversations beyond the superficial at this reunion? Is it possible my high school classmates could finally get to know me beyond my letter grades â€“ and vice versa? Is it possible using the iPad for communication could make my high school reunion bearable, even enjoyable? Is it worth going to the reunion to find out?
Will I spend a quiet evening at home, wondering what Iâ€™m missing but saving myself from revisiting the pastâ€¦or will I don my favourite purple blouse, grab my iPad and catch the bus to Scottsdale â€“ in the name of this blogger doing research for another blog post? Iâ€™m still undecided.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.