Despite my best efforts, I fell behind this week. Being sick just sucks it right out of me, and I'm trying to remember that the world doesn't stop spinning if I fall behind on things. So even though I'd love to play catch up with Reverb10, I'm just going to do them as I can; if I catch up, fabulous. If not, we're still spinning…..

 

Prompt from 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. Courtesy of Patti Digh

 

I want to remember the kindness and unspoken wisdom of strangers, friends, frenemies, family and those who were kind even when I didn't realize it.

I want to remember that even when circumstances seem bleak they are not, and that I am blessed that others see light where I see darkness.

I want to remember Erin's eagerness to 'help' in the kitchen and forget my annoyance that sometimes so rudely intruded on our time together. 

I want to remember Erin's abandon and joy as she dances in the kitchen, break dancing and all.

I want to remember how good I felt stretching at yoga in the park and how alive I felt walking in the mornings.

I want to remember the look on Adam's face as he looks down at me and says "Hey Shorty".

I want to remember the inflection of Nicholas' voice as he greets me in the morning with 'What's up, Buttercup?"

I want to remember the dread I felt when my dad told me he thought he was sick; only because it's a painful reminder that there will come a day when one of us isn't here.

I want to remember the way Alyson & Reid looked at each other when they said their vows and danced their first dance as husband and wife….they gave me hope.

I want to remember how incredibly clean and fresh the air felt in Estes Park and how majestic the mountains and trees are.

I want to remember the awe of the ocean in Monterey and Carmel, the way the din of the tourists and mobs of people died as I tried to soak up the beauty of San Francisco.

I want to remember the gratitude and affection I felt for the person who took me on trips to places I hadn't before seen.

I want to remember the mist of the waterfall at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite, the quiet heaven of Muir Woods and the rush of the wind as we drove along the coastline.

I want to remember the electricity in the air at the Elton John & Billy Joel concert, the way my stomach hurt after laughing until I cried at The Waffle House and how thankful I am to have friends who have known me for so long.

I want to remember Jon Bon Jovi singing 'Hallelujah' and how it moved me to tears.