By Karen Gold
Why is it that when you want time to slow down, it seems to speed up? Yesterday I got to join the senior class and some wonderful colleagues for Senior Skip Day at Fenway Park. Every year, Billy Alfond ’67, an alum and a trustee, provides tickets to the Senior Class for a game on Patriots Day. Yesterday was sunny, we caught glimpses of the Boston Marathon AND the Sox trounced Toronto! What more could we ask for?
The seniors were euphoric in the bleachers. They took pictures, they sang, they cheered on the Sox, and they bought lots and lots of food. The last time I attended Senior Skip Day Jeremy was in fourth grade; there must have been “extra” tickets that year because I was able to bring him along to watch the Sox beat the Yankees. In the spirit of full disclosure, he also learned a lot of “new words” as the fans were particularly raucous that day fighting the Evil Empire. The seniors that day seemed so grown up compared to the little boy sitting next to me.
So yesterday as he grinned for the camera, joined in “the wave” and spent $28.50 on chicken fingers, a hot dog, a coke and an ice cream, I found myself capturing the moment and wishing, really wishing, that time would slow down just a little.
Karen Gold teaches English and ESL, is a dorm parent in Ingham, directs the community service program, and will watch her son Jeremy ’11 graduate from Govs in a few short weeks.