December 15 – 5 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.Not all writing-related here. Five minutes and go!
Everyone remembering my birthday because my brother told all of YWS about it. Multiple phone calls from friends and a surprise party thrown by said brother.
Creative writing class and the kooky antics therein (Cujo, duct tape as the key to meaning).
Job interview with Percy the Corgi-mix.
First day at work.
Soup (broccoli and cheddar).
My grandpa holding out until 2 am on January 26th. Thanks, Grandpa, for waiting, selfish as that "thank you" is. You were an awesome grandparent.
Volleyball coaching and our two wins in the last two games (kinda sad that they were both against the same team).
NaNo and the wonderful write-ins.
Newseum and White Sox.
Live violin outside the school.
The other dude running the red light and smashing my bumper. Then, a few weeks after fixing said bumper, I back the car into the tractor.
Writing, writing and more writing.
Yeah, I feel like I should have been able to remember more. The trouble is, a lot of the moments I want to remember happened in '09 and I keep thinking they were this year. 2010 went quickly when I think about it. A lot of wonderful moments that were rather like the moments before them. Picking out the special ones, trying to decide which rise above the others, is not fun and unfair to all the other perfectly mundane but perfectly wonderful moments. I want to remember the whole year, not just these little snippets.
This prompt actually depresses me, the more I seriously consider losing my entire memory of 2010. There's a lot of memory, a lot of shaping, a lot of ME that would be lost. It's just a sum movement rather than individual spurts.