April 19th, 2010

obamame_confident, confident

Writer's Block: Defining moment

Is there a particular moment or event in your life that you reflect on most? Why was it so important, and how did it shape you?

There are several big moments, but I guess inspired by versailles_rose's entry, I'll say the moment I met Caleb. It was... (drumroll) ... September 21, 1993 at UMass Amherst. I had just gotten out of either Russian or German class and was heading up Orchard Hill to go back to the dorms when I ran into this girl Kristina who I'd met at an Honors Program event. And Kristina -- who I am also friends with, all these years later -- had this guy with her that was... sparkly. I swear, it was I was a moth and he was a 500-watt bulb. Anyway, this single meeting had massive repercussions, too too many to list. It's been a long, strange, sometimes fabulous, other times distressing... journey... but guess there's no going back, now?