This is very unlike me to talk about something so fruity, cliche, and meaningless as my senior prom. Usually, I just don't give a crap about things like this. But I have my reasons for getting excited about this one.
First of, there's my date, who I shall refer to only as "Ella". Ella, is the type of girl who, where I straight, and this dance romantic, would be way out of my league; she's gorgeous. But more importantly she's always unusually kind, very modest but also usually quite shy. She's just a really cool person, and I want to make this as fun for her as possible.
Then there's the social aspect; I think it would be interesting to take this dance seriously.
You see, like the vast majority of my friends, I generally mock those who take these dances so seriously, mainly because school dances don't matter to me, and neither does high school. It's just four years of my live spent stuck in a place I didn't want to be, with a lot of people I didn't care for. It simply won't matter if we manage to do virtually anything else with my live.
But I've come to the conclusion that most of these kids might never leave this town, and never try to be anything more than their parents. They'll stay here their entire lives, in this tiny little town, working day after day with the same people they went to high school with. And I guess there really is nothing wrong with that.
And while I intend to experience more exciting things than a spring formal in a rental tuxedo, there are probably some kids who will look back on this as the highlight of their "golden years".
The more I look back on this, the more it seems petty of me to laugh at this. So I guess I can handle one night of pretending that every homophobe and narcissist who's looked down on me and my friends actually matters. Some of them don't deserve it, but it won't hurt anyone. Besides; I don't have to see anyone of the people I don't want to again.