Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Five Minutes

Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

I want to remember my hikes last summer and what it felt like to walk on packed-down dirt, small stones, and decomposed leaves surrounded by trees with only pockets of sky above me, wind blowing all the while.  I want to remember how at home I have felt here in our new home, especially as we bought a few things to make it more ours, like the new table in the breakfast nook and all the work I've done in my home office: the new desk, the painting, the new shelves.  I want to remember working on my sabbatical application last summer and feeling like my ideas were coming together so easily and without effort, and I want to remember what it felt like to read the letter finding out I'd received a sabbatical. I want to remember my trips into New York City and other parts of the state, the guys I met when I went to Albany and Poughkeepsie. I want to remember sitting on the train listening to great music on my iPod, new stuff from Robyn and great dance music in general, the towns of coastal Connecticut flashing past me.  I want to remember some of the topics that came up in my classes that got people talking (and learning): pornography, censorship, Columbine, The V

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