Monday, March 15, 2010

A Fleeting Feeling

We all have experiences- wonderful, amazing experiences that we wish we could replay over and over and over. Instead, all that remains is a shadow of a state of mind that, for a period of time, you were living. The resulting emotion is a mixture of happiness at the good times and sadness at their passage with just a hint of longing for them to return. Words can't quite convey the feeling. It takes a uniquely special experience for me to feel it, but here I am and boy do I feel it. Ah well. I had a great weekend with a family that I'm blessed to have and I know there are many more of those to come.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Opening of the Season

As I sit in history class, I gaze thoughtfully out the window to a bright day outside. It's a beautiful day and I can't wait to fully experience it after a hard day of testing and note-taking.

Today is the first tennis match of the season and I can't wait. It's been just under a year since I had the chance to experience the high school season. The particular emotions that have historically accompanied this time rush through my body. High school tennis has offered its share of mixed feelings. There have been things that frustrated me and made me, at times, hate the entire concept. On the other hand, I've had great times with good friends on the team and have had many memorable experiences. In my senior and final year on the team, I'm hoping for more of the latter.

The year mark also brings to mind the changes of the past year- as such anniversaries do. I'm reminded of the great things that happened last March through May, both in regards to tennis and otherwise. Today, nothing can be done to change the aspects that fall within the "otherwise" category, but it will signal the beginning of a brand-new tennis season. One that I am determined to make successful.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Power of Song

As I was getting my school things together this morning, I quickly checked my blog to see if any of my friends had updated. Music began streaming from the computer speakers and immediately my day got brighter. Remembering all of the wonderful emotions and memories associated with this music brought a smile to my face.

And with this smile, I head off to school!

Monday, March 1, 2010


There are certain things in life - people, places, events - that affect you like nothing else. These effects can be positive or negative. They can be inspiring or they can be self-defeating. They can be beautiful or detestable. Regardless, these things, these catalysts, evoke a profound, striking emotion that leaves you thinking for a long time after they made their initial mark.