I just read Tavi’s post about Rayanne from “My So Called Life” (yes, that was how I chose to spend my Friday) and it totally reminded me of high school. I was a little too young to watch it when the show first came out but I was lucky that MTV replayed the series when I was in high school.
I think my reaction was much like that of Tavi’s. That MSCL was finally a show that got how I felt. I was an Angela, a little shy and awkward, unsure of myself and trying to figure out how to break out.
Looking at what Tavi wrote, it reminded me of being that age, feeling like every day was completely full of opportunity and exciting. And more than that the intensity of it all. Especally the intensity of friendships. Having a best friend who you could talk to all night about everything with no fear of judgement because you just felt like they got you, completely.
As a kid, you take for granted that friendships will always be like that. It’s only later that you learn that it’s not always so.
I’m lucky to still have the friends who I grew up with, and I’m smart enough not to take them for granted now. While most of us are scattered across the country now I know they’re still there for me any time I need them. But still, I miss that time when we could be together every day sharing all the details small and large of our lives.