A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
— Edward de Bono
Last Wednesday’s prompt:
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. (Author: Patti Digh)
Disney on Ice with the Princess and the Conductor in February. Taking the Metro and seeing how pleased the Princess was to have her own metro card. Buying them sno-cones bigger than their heads. Heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast the next day (Valentine’s Day).
Meeting baby Lily for the first time.
Watching the wonder of the Princess and the Conductor at the Aquarium, where everything seemed new to me again seeing it through their eyes.
Every bit of our trip by train to the west coast, and all of Seattle, the drive down the coast, through wine country and into San Francisco. Especially: riding on the outside of the cable car in San Fran, the unbelievable colors of the flowers in the market in Seattle, the view of Seattle from the Space Needle at sunset, the giant redwood trees by the glow of our headlights, Mount Saint Helens, braving the driving cold rain on the Oregon coast to stick my feet in the Pacific and take pictures of Haystack Rock, the changing colors of the trees in the Sonoma Valley, champagne on the train, seeing the country roll by, bigger and greener and wider than I ever imagined.
That’s five minutes, and it doesn’t even cover half the stuff I’d want to remember about this year. I guess that’s a good thing.