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since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


saturday, i turn 30.
i think i had a list of things to do before i turned 30.
i don't know where i put it.
or what was on it.
or what wasn't.
i don't know if it included things like:
have two kids
drive a volvo
have a full-time job
complete a full-marathon.
maybe it said:
dye your hair once
be happy for a month straight
adopt a pug
learn to knit.
or maybe it was more like:
travel to france
learn italian
find the perfect pair of jeans and then buy them in every color.
what it didn't say was:
lose your job
celebrate the big 30 on an unemployed budget
be in love with your best friend
adopt a mutt
accept your body on most days
run another half marathon
live in your favorite neighborhood
remember, again, for the 100th time, again, why God is good.
so i guess it's good i lost the list.
because i wrote it many lives ago
when i was someone else
living someplace else
trapped inside
walls that
even me.


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