Monday, July 12, 2010

High School (193/365)


“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...

...and you finish off as an orgasm.”
~ George Carlin

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Podunk Illinois
SUBJECT: High School

I had to visit the high school that Cam should be attending this fall. He had to be registered in his "home school" but will be attending classes - indefinitely - at a therapeutic day school. Having to go through the freshman registration process, knowing it was just an administrative requirement - was heartbreaking.



we're doomed said...

Amen to George Carlin's idea!

Sedorah said...

I've been taking the daughter to a summer art class at my old high school. The first day of class I walked her up to the old art room...I hadn't been there since I graduated in 1985 - it was an odd feeling.