Not long ago, Ms. Greenberg stopped pitying her coworker Mrs. Breyers for liking high school. Mrs. Breyers—class of ’89—kept in contact with her classmates, ran the alumni Facebook page, and attended every reunion; she even displayed her diploma on her office wall. Her husband, the school quarterback, still wore his letterman jacket, most recently to the company’s Patriot Day (September 11) banquet. Ms. Greenberg—class of ’92—had always valued moving ahead but now thought that connections to a halcyon era before adult responsibilities could help maintain mental equilibrium. Plus Mrs. Breyers had an office, not a cubicle.
Copyright © 2018 by David V. Matthews