Writing in The Hartford Courant, class secretary Lloyd Buzzell ’68 reflects on his recent 45th reunion at Wesleyan, and how his classmates’ perspectives have changed over the years. At each successive reunion, he writes, people take themselves less seriously, there has been more kindness and acceptance, and less posturing. “Reunions can focus you on what really matters,” he writes.
He concludes, “Many of us are barely recognizable from back in the day, but being at our reunion at all seems more important than what kind of shape we are in. Sobered by how many are no longer with us, reunions are less a frivolous festivity and more an opportunity to take stock of what kind of shape we are really in.”