Hollywood, Then and Now
I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years since my senior year in High School. I knew back then that when we gathered for the reunion, we would probably need a few name tags to identify one another. Generally we’ve all changed to a certain degree, but at the 20 year mark, we’ve all changed to the point where it would deem necessary the use of name tags. I walked into a grocery store the other day and saw a Facebook friend of mine that I had not seen since high school and didn’t recognize him. I wonder how many other people I’ve seen out and about and didn’t make the connection. I know some of us have lost our hair, gained some weight, grew some facial hair (and that’s just the women) even came across a few, “HOLY Sh*t! WTF happened to you?” moments. All in all in the end, it’s always good to see an old friend.
Even though we didn’t have any celebrities from our class, I wonder even if we did, would I even recognize them? I’m glad that I treated people kindly, the same way that I do now, cause you never know when you will run into a ‘blast from the past’. Imagine if you were the guy in H.S that dated Octo-mom with thoughts of one day raising a family. Imagine if you were someone that laughed at Bill Gates for being a nerd way back when. Imagine if you made fun of Angelina Jolie for having big lips. I find joy in knowing that a few of the ‘unpopular’ kids are now so rich they could buy the venue our reunion will be held in. I smile from ear to ear when I hear stories of ‘fat’ girls becoming ‘sexy’ movie actresses, hanging on a poster in your sons bedroom as he tells you to ‘knock’ before you come in. Gotta love karma.