Reunited

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My family and me outside the Hanover Inn, 1995

I’m happy to share my latest essay, published in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. I wrote it shortly after returning from my twentieth college reunion last June. I had attended earlier reunions, but this one hit me hard, I think because everyone was more vulnerable and real. We were ready to admit what our college years had meant to us and also willing to reveal the ways in which life had surprised us–and maybe even let us down. I wanted to bathe in it forever.

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Was I really going to reunion? I was busy, my schedule impossible. And reunions were lame, the epitome of all the rah-rah hokum I’d avoided when I was in college. Yet here I was, making the drive up I-91 with two friends, my heart pounding in an unexpectedly familiar way as we got off at exit 13. Back on campus for the first time in years, time telescoped in and out, life at Dartmouth seeming both a minute and a century ago….

Read the rest here!

3 thoughts on “Reunited

  1. Your writing is enchanting!!!! truly enchanting…I immerse myself in your words Daisy and feel them. I just love it…

    I recently had this email exchange with a group of friends from montreal..how no one will ever know the people we once were, the things we shared back then….we told our friends anything and everything…

    love it!

    On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 9:52 PM, daisy alpert florin wrote:

    > Daisy Alpert Florin posted: ” I’m happy to share my latest essay, > published in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. I wrote it shortly after > returning from my twentieth college reunion last June. I had attended > earlier reunions, but this one hit me hard, I think because everyone was > more ” >

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  2. Your piece beautifully captured similar thoughts and feelings as I had at my 10 year reunion a couple years back, and ones I often have when nostalgic for that wonderful time and place. Thank you!

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