Zen-ior year\u00a0 I don\u2019t care what you on-the-go, coupon-cutting, cable-news-watching, college-admissions-obsessed, anxiety-mongering New Englanders think; there\u2019s something to be said for serious, raw emotional catharsis. I mean it! Of course, not being a professional yoga practitioner or a noted expert on Eastern methods of meditation or a soccer mom with a knack for exercising on free Wednesday mornings, I don\u2019t know the exact terminology when it comes to the therapeutic release of tension, both physical and meta-. I\u2019m reluctant to sum it up as \u201cstress relief\u201d because that implies that I know something about relieving stress, and I can already tell that this is shaping up to be my most hectic year in high school thus far; what fun! And yet something about senior year, amidst the frenzy of \u201cfinding myself\u201d (have I lost myself?!) before being more or less catapulted into the fabled Real World, motivates me to merely concentrate on \u201cthe now,\u201d even in this period of mental and social development when the future is paramount in most students\u2019 minds. In one way, I\u2019m \u201camped up\u201d and \u201ctotally super psyched out\u201d to philosophically and psychologically evaluate my life thus far and to discover where life is taking me; but mostly, I\u2019m immersing myself in the present, cherishing each ephemeral moment. My life has taken on the likeness of an Impressionist painting; I keep catching myself fixated on fleeting fragments of time. As much as I enjoy whittling away at the marble of my existence, carving it into a refined sculpture of meaning and dignity, I also need to step back sporadically and put this work process into a greater perspective. I\u2019m stopping to smell the roses, if you will, and strategically avoiding their thorns. Listen to me. I sound like Harding from One Flew Over the Cuckoo\u2019s Nest, trying to explain the machinations of my psyche to the nuts around me (\u201cI\u2019m talking about everybody. I\u2019m talking about form! I\u2019m talking about CONTENT!\u201d). Not that my fellow colleagues are a bunch of nuts. But my overblown introspections that accompany the stresses of this year accumulate into the very air \u2014 or dense, ego-fueled miasma \u2014 of self-importance that seems to accrue about the optimistic, hope-filled heads of each 12th grader gracing the halls of Wilton High School. This air is justifiable. Our young lives have amounted to these mere monumental months! I digress because I don\u2019t wish to begin penning some idealistic manifesto or a rhetorical call to arms that\u2019s equal parts hyperbolic and tacky. Sometimes I feel like I could do so, had I the time, had I the drive, had I not the password to the family Netflix account. The epic perceptions of my current state should really remain lodged in my head, and not necessarily transliterated into the world of paperbound permanence. Suffice it to say that I\u2019ve been trying hard to ward off any potential existential crises through effortless, trauma-preventing procedures. For instance, I was at a rehearsal for the fall play, Peter Pan (opening Nov.