Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,

meet the class of 1998...

my dad sent me this article today...

Girl who I went to high school with KILLED HERSELF (and her 14 month old daughter)! The thing is, I'm not sure I remember her. I mean, we had a class of 250 or so, you didn't get to know everyone. There is a girl I'm thinking of that might be her (same first name, I don't remember the last name), a blonde who I played basketball with in middle school, was in choir with me freshman year, wasn't smart but had a decent number of friends.

I spawned a conversation in #BeOS about suicide after reading it that got weird quickly and should have been dropped. So, I'm sorry for that. I really am. (hell, I almost feel bad for posting this and bringing it up again)

I'm so detached from suicide though, I don't think about it. I'll never understand what's going through the head of anyone considering killing themselves, so I don't even try. I just put them in another catagory of humanity - the insane.

Why am I thinking about this so much? We weren't even friends! I'm not even sure I know her!

The article got me thinking though about where we all are, four years after graduating from that high school. I'm about to graduate from college. Others have stable careers. And one girl got married, had a baby, and committed murder-suicide.

very different paths from the same starting point, we all felt so different four years ago but when you compare it to now, we weren't at all. different versions of the same person, really.
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