Yes, I would. I think I most certainly would.
[The linked essay is just a little thing by someone I went to college with. Neither here nor there in a sense. I hope it's not irremediably crass to say: there are people, perhaps, that you've forgotten you ever knew, and how; she is one such, and since she's the VP of MIT's Class of 2001 and has emailed me asking for funds (on the class's behalf), her name sticks in my head.
Going back over very old emails to/from this woman I found myself writing the following:
You know, some days this place doesn't seem so bad. I should confess that I'm mulling over taking next term off, with some vaguely-stated goal of 'playing a lot of music, writing a LOT, getting a job, travelling a little maybe, in general enriching my soul'. At the same time, once in a while I can't help but wake up and think that MIT's not so bad, and maybe if I work a little harder I'll have time and energy to do what I really love.
Christ almighty. I had forgotten I'd even considered taking time off from school. Of course I know what time that was - December 1999, the tail end of a horrible term, and I was about to move into Room 22 at tEp, which we referred to as 'The Dropout Zone' - heh. Of course only one of us dropped out at that time...
I'm not actually in a reminiscing mood, just happened that way, aah well.]