What was even more interesting, were some notes I found that had been passed to me by some of my best friends in high school. Most of them were folded in the standard six or four fold, and some were folded with care in origami style. It saddens me to think the youth of today will never get to experience this. Everything is so instant, and readily at their fingertips. Text messages disappear in an instant with nothing to remember them by in the future. With handwritten notes, you could at least see the handwriting and get a glimpse into the personality of the people you chose to surround yourself with, or as I have come to call them; family. I just hope personality shines through for the youth of today in technology and remains in their memories.
The highlight of some of these notes, is having no clue what we were talking about. As hard as I tried to jog my memory, I still couldn’t figure it out.
A recent friendship helped put the non-sensical note in perspective. When I’ve become friends with someone, ultimately I respect their privacy and their wishes to keep something in confidence between the two of us. Recently I befriended someone at work and out of respect to her, I kept something personal a secret, but wanted to know how she was doing. This requires discretion and cleverness in conversation in front of others. Even though the nature of the secret wasn’t anything earth-shaking, it was still important to her to use discretion. In order to ask her about her current situation I relied on my old modus operandi…speaking in code.
A light bulb went off and suddenly I find that some things still just don’t change.
Despite the light bulb going off, it still doesn’t explain what we were talking about in the past on those wrinkly blue lined notes.
Do you miss passing notes? What were you surprised to find when going through some of your memories?