--wait. i just have to get this one little thing out of my system.
remember the good old days? when our ages still ended in "-teen?"
remember when we had so much uncontainable energy and zeal and fire and passion in us that it overflowed in everything we did?
remember when getting together to be with one another was such a big deal because it it took a lot of planning and effort to make it happen? remember when it seemed like a gazillion miles from scarborough to mississauga? or newmarket? :P
remember when everyone had crushes on everyone? remember when it felt like the end of the world if your crush didn't like you back? remember how people used to confide in each other and talk over the phone or icq and this used to draw people closer together?
remember when church activities were the ultimate social highlight? retreats, picnics, plays, Bible studies, carolling, gym day... and even planning and preparing for them were highlights in themselves? remember the kind of effort we put in writing each other Christmas cards or signing each other's yearbooks and handbooks because these things were actually meaningful to us? remember when we did all these things for each other and it didn't even feel remotely burdensome because we used to genuinely value each other's company and the time we spent together?
not to say that we don't now. but it really was different back then. the old adage "you don't know what you've got til it's gone" really does hold true... now that i can feel my youth slowly slipping away through my fingers, i would give anything to live out my youthful years again and do so with a much greater appreciation of life back then.
oh, right. merry Christmas everyone :)