Ever blow through one of the peak moments in your life and not even realize it?
Or, maybe you realize it but it comes out as a blur anyway?
Honestly, I think it happens to all of us.
A wedding is a classic example of this.
Try it: Ask a newlywed couple 30 days after the wedding what they remember about that night.
It’s almost always a mashup story of not getting enough food or remembering everyone they talked to.
Like star football players, or seniors the last semester of high school, they eventually come back down to earth though – don’t they.
It was a peak moment in our lives and, though we did not realize it, a peak moment for them, too. These were young gods, as vivid as the astronauts in Tom Wolfe, as free as the cowboys in John Ford, gunslingers drinking rotgut and throwing dice, but it would not last. Before long, they would fall back to our world, rejoin the masses they left behind in tenth or twelfth grade.
-Rich Cohen, Monsters