You forget all of it anyway. First you forget everything you learned-the dates of the Hay-Herran Treaty and Pythagorean Theorem. You especially forget everything you didnt really learn but just memorized the night before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your teachers and eventually youll forget those too. You forget your junior class schedule and where you used to sit and your best friends home phone number and the lyrics to that song you must have played a million times. For me it was something by Simon Garfunkel. Who knows what it will be for you And eventually but slowly oh so slowly you forget your humiliations-even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. You forget who was cool and who was not who was pretty smart athletic and not. Who went to a good college. Who threw the best parties Who could get you pot. You forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved and even the ones you actually did. Theyre the last to go. And then once youve forgotten enough you love someone else.
The other day I woke up to find my girlfriend already gone from the house and a sticky note on the fridge that said I love you. Oh my God I thought.