I have fond memories of high school.
They are faded, being some 30 plus years old at this point, I still replay them often. I didn’t like high school itself, of course, it was very much like prison, only with backpacks. That period of life was a good one for me, exploring what the world had to offer. Everything was new and filled with promise. That first night drinking beer with your buddies in a parking lot is a great moment in any young life. I remember the first time I ever smoked cannabis, and how it felt like a life-changing event for me. These days I get high all the time, and it is more or less normal, but that first taste of cannabis was like the ending to the movie 2001 – it blew my mind wide open. I don’t mean to overstate the experience and make you think that I got vivid hallucinations from the cannabis, I am just trying to convey how big a deal it was for me. Something unlocked in my head, and the marijuana ushered in new thoughts I haven’t experienced before. After that, I was a regular cannabis smoker, although it was never quite the same as it was that first night. Like I said, that was 30 years ago, but on some nights when I am sitting on the porch, packing up a fat bowl of cannabis, I think back to that first night. I couldn’t live my life without smoking cannabis, but I wish I could go back and relive that experience for the first time.