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But about six months ago, we decided to end our engagement.
It was for all the right reasons, and as my mother kept reminding me, “Thank God it’s a breakup and not a divorce!
They had found soul mates, and I had found a friendship that I knew would last for the rest of my life.
I’m sure I would have met great people if I’d transferred to whatever school I was considering during those smoke breaks under the Lyons arch. My favorite couple made it official about two years after we graduated, and while grad school precluded me from being at their wedding, I felt an energy in the air that Saturday afternoon — the same kind of energy I still feel when I turn onto Notre Dame Avenue and see the Golden Dome.
The two girls talking, whom I’d met briefly during Frosh-O, waved hello to me — which I tactfully ignored as I threw my headphones on and lit up a Marlboro 27. I grew up in Mexico, and watching my country dissolve into a cartel la-la land had turned me into a bit of a cynic.