It’s only the second week of school and I’m tired out from work and stuff already..I wonder how long I can hold on..
Was at the school library when I chanced upon the yearbooks section, and on an impulse I found a NJC yearbook and discovered SH’s face–not surprised, but still noted that she looked the same years ago. I flipped through other yearbooks to try to find other faces and had limited success. Yet I started thinking how these students of ages past would react to their photos–embarrassment? pride? And not forgetting those who have passed on as well-it gets a little spooky to see how that someone looked like in youth’s glory. In the end, we remain faces in a book that few people might chance upon, except for certain history buffs. I look at my class photo and the countless others in school magazines and see the neat postures and attire, and yet I see the (insincere) smiles and the unnatural order behind it all. This is markedly different from a class outing photo, where everything is natural and the smiles genuine.
I just had this sudden thoughts on class photos and the heritage behind it, and I’m just clearing my mind of them. But I can’t help but feel a pang of longing, because we were all in this together. The memories fade, but will never die away.
Got a timetable of the events for YM and they sound pretty exciting, especially the mission trip to the Philippines this Dec. I shall convince my mum but I need to focus first! The class started this Mentoring Group stuff and I had to trouble SH for accommodating a new schedule because of tuition. Along with the numerous lunches and activities I forsee, I decided to change my lesson date so I would not miss out on fellowship. “You may lose touch with your classmates, but church friends are for life.” This is a reason why I am loth to give up on HTHT with the gang.
Started reading Les Miserables and it’s a fantastic read, but I can’t see how the actors sang the lines! I have to watch it sooner or later! Furthermore I have to shake off this fixation on certain people–it is affecting my focus!