by Tara Fisher and Rachel M. Schneider

Friendship as Play

In college and beyond

Just before college graduation, we decided to bury the history of our shared senior year. The two of us and our other five housemates borrowed a neighbor’s shovel and held our secret ceremony in the darkness of a midsummer’s night, sealing into a giant Tupperware container once filled with grandma-baked cookies 200 pages documenting our friendship. We’d been searching for a way to mark the end of this era, and a ritual seemed called for. Recording the ceremony with a video camera one parent had presciently sent as a graduation gift, we interred our inadvertent time capsule.

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Friendships Without Borders

The articles in this special section:

Ending the Day Alive

by Myrna Goldenberg

Friendship as survival

Friendship as Play

by Tara Fisher and Rachel M. Schneider

In college and beyond