Reynolds: a place of knowledge and education. While this is only partly true, the other half, the mostly unacknowledged half, is a place of closeness and attachment. This half in reality is actually more like the mainstream reason to attend Reynolds, or anything of its kind. The Yearning disregard the mainstream all the hours, months, and ticks of the clock Reynolds is in session. Due to this contempt The Yearning await the final toll of the clock that releases them. On occasions when this final toll releases them into a much needed break it is anticipated even more. The anticipation may start as early as the premature hours of the morning in the middle of a sleepless night.
After a few days of lovely unstructured days and nights something extraordinary happens. This unexpected event may occur during normal actions of someone’s day. Perhaps they have awakened and now are eating a large bowl of cereal and thinking about what they might do that day. They might be watching T.V., or, on rare occasions, they could be finishing homework. No matter what is being done, this event will happen so fast it cannot be stopped. It might materialize right smack dab in the middle of halfway between the beginning and end of a blink, or the seconds between two written letters in a government essay. The Yearning begins to miss Reynolds. This event is often discounted, but if you listen really, really closely you can hear The Yearning wish. I want to go back, they dreamily think.
Missing Reynolds has absolutely nothing to do with The Force, broken locker locks,” They", cafeteria food, The Regretful’s megaphones, or stalls without doors. The Yearning misses each other with an undying passion. They start to miss the blood battles, the secretive whispers between one another, and the continuous laughter that goes with it all. Without this in their lives they become bored. Yes, the dreaded boredom. A disease caused mainly of loneliness. It has one cure: laughter between friends.
Obviously The Yearning has become addicted to this place called Reynolds. However, the addiction is necessary. Without going through its structured days followed by many sleepless nights, how is The Yearning to survive? For these are the basics of a mediocre life. What more than mediocre could we possibly need?
“. . . I want to go back . . .”
Reynolds was the name of my high school. After reading I was inspired to write using the author’s style. There are seven permutations in the series.