This week I had the chance to reconnect with students from The Davis Academy class of 2011 as they’re getting ready to graduate high school. Time is a funny thing. It seems like only yesterday that they were Davis students. At the same time, it feels like ages ago, a different world. It’s always striking at reunions to see what time does to people. Physically some look like slightly older versions of themselves while are virtually unrecognizable. Some exude a confidence or wisdom that simply wasn’t there before. Some have mellowed. All have matured. There really is no way to articulate what it’s like to be in a setting like that. To be given an opportunity to see how four years changes a person. Fortunately I don’t need to articulate it because we’ve all experienced moments like this. Moments wherein we are fully aware of the paradoxical and enigmatic nature of time.

4 years later