Greetings and salutations to all! This is That’s That-your source for what’s what. Wow gang, we’re coming to the end of another great year together. We’ve had our ups, downs, and in-betweens. Could it be that your good buddy R.C. is getting sentimental on you? I highly doubt it. In fact, I wonder why people get so sentimental over things in the first place.\For instance, my graduation is coming up May 13. Exciting? Hardly. I want to wash over that day ASAP. I don’t even want my parents to attend the event. That’s how lackluster that day is to me. Heck, my parents didn’t even attend my high school graduation.
Why get so choked up over leaving school? A buddy of mine told me that, “graduation is supposed to give students closure before they take their next step.” Talk about clich and soft – my buddy is just another victim of fear and sentiment. And here at That’s That, we would like to play a violin for my buddy and all those sentimental people out there. At least we’re not talking about child birth. Oh, no – I guess we are now.
I hear that when a child is born, an amazing feeling takes over. I wonder if the people experiencing those amazing feelings ever stop to wonder what having a child truly symbolizes. I mean, plain and simple, having a baby means condemning a human being to death. Sure, it may sound pessimistic and macabre, but how often does anyone ever really think about the “miracle” of child birth like that? But at least we’re not talking about weddings.
Oh no, I guess we are now.
I always cry at weddings. Seriously I do. I sit there and I think about how all of the adventure and vigor is being sucked from those two people’s lives. That, my friends, is one of the saddest thoughts you can have. To think, that those people tying the knot will never again live their lives as their own ever again.
I thought people would get over their fear of loneliness by now. The social construct of marriage is really just a social trap. Yes, a trap that people willingly walk into. But at least we are not talking about sacrificing goats. No, we’re not!
So ladies and gentlemen, what do you think? We are headed out of the 05-06 school year and into uncharted water.
Are you nervous? Are you afraid? Are you excited? Good. Life, and I quote from Christopher Durang, “.is disordered, terrifying. That is why people come together hand-in-hand to face the terrors.”
It’s true. Life is so unexpected and yet so exciting, why spend so much time looking back? Think about it, take a second. But in the meantime, I would like to thank all of the That’s That readers out there. I would like to thank Mr. David Blow for the opportunity to voice my opinions. I would also like to thank the chief, Kristina Collins. She seemed to believe in what I can do.
Who would’ve thought? Thank you all, and no matter where I end up in life, I’ll be letting the world know what’s what. And that my friends, is that. There I go being sentimental again.