Geese squawking overhead
The endless scribble of tree branches
Sunshine in winter
The sky, the lake
Sweatshirts and jeans
Best American Essays
Shells and stones and bones
Anyone who makes me laugh
My students, colleagues, college, and education in general
My 16-year-old car
The ability to daydream
Blue. And green.
Post its, paper clips, binder clips (colors!), narrow-lined paper, gel pens, pencils
Being old enough to have learned to type on a manual typewriter
Growing up in
My grandmother’s ring*
And my friends, who should be at the top of this list or, rather, should have each their own pages, with photos and quotations and video and long, beautiful anecdotes and plenty of sentiment. Je t’adore.
*That's my grandmother, in the photo.