Is the wedding saying overused quote lame? Well, guess what: deal with it. It’s referenced in both How I Met Your Mother and Doctor Who and is probably one of my favorite little rhymes ever. (For those of you who are really interested in the saying, you can find out more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Something_old.)
Anyway… why’d I put this as my post title?
Well, let’s start with the first part: Something Old. Oddly enough (since I’m pretty young for a Senior) this category is me. Over my four years at the Academy, I’ve gotten very well acquainted with myself. I know my strengths and weaknesses, I know my values and the people I tend to enjoy spending time with, and just generally I know what kind of person I am. (Summary: Nerdy!)
It’s not that that’s going to change, I think, but life at Penn will be different. I’m glad that I understand who I am before I move on, but I also wonder if that will change at all. I really hope not. I like who I am, and I think the people around me like who I am, and that’s all good.
However, this year has shown that Something New can join the previous incarnation of the same person and merge into something that’s not quite different, but not quite the same. My relationship with Kimberly, and even more so my current relationship with Rose, proved that to me. My late-night excursions proved that to me. In both cases, the new experience added to who I am and didn’t fundamentally change me. I think it was more like a version update. Like when Minecraft goes from 1.5 to 1.5.1.
Speaking of Minecraft, the Old game (I’ve been playing for a LONG time) has entered a New incarnation, as Fred and I have started playing on our own server together. (I’m toying with the idea of using this new server to teach Rose how to play, because I think that’d be fun… however, I need Fred’s permission to add her to the server… plus, I’m not even sure she wants to learn really.)
Will write more tomorrow! As always, thanks for reading.