The date on this old laminated photo refers to when the film was developed. The shot is clearly from Christmas.
Jeans, long-sleeve sweatshirt, and Converse All-Stars--my uniform back then.
I don't remember this scene or someone capturing it in a photo. I don't remember what I was thinking then. I remember the times, that odd first year of college, and how I felt during them, but I have no memories of this particular day.
What a long, strange ride indeed.