Andrew Bowen Senior Perspective

Andrew Bowen, For Eastside

Time is a funny thing. It can move fast or slow depending on what you’re doing. Albert Einstein once said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, it feels like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, it feels like a minute.” The same can be said for East. The past four years have flown by, even though at times it might not have seemed to be so. East seems to be on its own schedule (no pun intended) when it comes to time. Some days seem to drag along, slower than Jason Speller’s 40-time (sorry Speller). Those, however, aren’t the days we are going to remember.

We aren’t going to remember the boring lecture, the nights of homework and studying or that one English essay you stayed up until 2 a.m. writing sophomore year. Those things, while meaningful and important to success, will be forgotten.

We are going to remember what made our individual experience in high school unique. We will remember the dances, clubs and activities we attended. We will remember how hoarse we were the next day from screaming our lungs out at a basketball game. We will remember the friendships we’ve made here and the teachers that have impacted our lives over the past four years.

These past four years have flown by. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Time is money.” Benjamin Franklin is a liar. Time doesn’t have worth like money. Time is precious—something that can’t be wasted the way money can. You can’t spend money the way you spend time. Time helps us grow and develop into the people we become. That’s priceless.

It seems like yesterday was the first day of our freshman year. We’ve grown and bonded together during our time at East. East has been a second home to us for the past four years. After this, we will all embark on our unique journeys. However, we will all be connected by the memories we’ve made here. We will all share the times we’ve spent here together. We will all truly be Cougars till we die.