"Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it."
Is a lyric from Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" (2012), and I think it encapsulates high school pretty well. When I was a freshman, I thought I would be in high school forever. Now, I'm taking my Junior year finals, touring colleges, and "studying" for the SAT. I have two more semesters left in little La Canada before going to Tuscaloosa, Boston, or New York.
I'm not paralyzed by time anymore, it's flying like a paper airplane. Right now I'm 17, and I have my whole life ahead of me, but for right now, it feels over. I know I still have Senior Year, but Senior Year is different. I already have 23 absences this year, what happens when I actually have Senioritis?
I'd like to think Ms. Swift was in my situation when she was 17. But she was on world tours, not college tours. She was winning Grammys and getting interrupted by Kanye. I have no singing talent (and haters of Taylor would probably argue that too), so I won't know what it's like to have millions of dollars,multiple houses, or friends like Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez. I do know what it is like to be doubted, hated, loved, and called names. I don't quite have the ability to shed my snakeskin and create a new reputation, but in my few years left in this one horse town, I can make the most of my time here. For now, I can fill the blank space in my transcript, live fearlessly, and be enchanted by my surroundings. Don't blame me for shaking (it) off the rest of this treacherous, but delicate year. So long live, the memories we made, and hold onto the memories, they will hold on to you.
Enjoy your last few weeks Seniors, or the last few weeks of hell, Juniors. Underclassmen- really soak in the moments of high school, soon it will all be over. Eventually we will be 22 wishing we were fifteen, and be remembering LC all too well.
Cheesecake Factory Butter Review:
Softness: 5/5- melted in my mouth right away
Creaminess: 4/5- A little dense, and siry
Saltiness: 5/5- somehow the perfect amount?
Spread: 5/5 (on the best brown bread ever)
Bold indicates Songs, italicized indicates lyrics.
Your eyes, do not deceive you, some letters are bigger than others. Taylor writes a hidden message in all her lyrics for her fans. If you think you got it, write it in the comments below.
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"We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other"- Madeline