Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Aunt Bonnie Returns
One would think that a near-year with no postings would be enough of a break. And what has prompted this sudden return? Perhaps the fact that there are just too many great un-told stories floating around. Some of them untold for legitimate and embarrassing reasons—which will become obvious in the soon to be told Story of the Protruding Thong. But there are other stories which surface on a daily basis as people wrestle with everything from weighty to not-so-weighty issues. For instance, the question “What should I major in?” feels like a huge, life impacting and stress-provoking question for freshmen, closely tied to worry about making an irreversible decison. And “What do I do now that I’m out of college?” is often code for “Who am I now that my friends have moved on and I no longer have the security of a student identity or even a (good) job?” These are just two areas where people grace me with an opportunity to share in their story—its stresses, struggles and ultimate joys.
So Aunt Bonnie is back. To observe, to record and to pass along.