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New Year’s (nonbinding) Intentions

We’re not going out tonight to some fabulous dinner party; we’re not going to a bar to drink and yell across the crowds to our friends; we’re not standing in Times Square with eighty gazillion people from out of town watching Snooki drop from a (stripper’s) pole at midnight. I’ve given up on reverb10, despite the inner voice telling me I shouldn’t quit; the prompts were sort of variations on …

Reverb10: Ordinary Joy

Dec 27 prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? When I first moved to New York to start my graduate degree, my plan was to get the degree and move the hell away. Who could live in this filthy, expensive, loud, expensive, chaotic, expensive, cement-bound city? That was in 1988. I’m still here. …

Reverb10: Food?

Prompt for Dec 26: Soul food. What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul? For any number of reasons, I’ll be glad when reverb10 is over. These prompts are starting to wear me down, although the discipline of writing (almost) every day feels good, just as it did in November doing NaBloPoMo.  Plus when December is over, it’s …

Reverb10: Photo

Prompt from Dec 25: Photo – a present to yourself. Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you. I’m sitting on a dune in The Empty …

Reverb10: Everything’s Going to be Okay

Prompt for Dec 24: Everything’s OK. What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead? First of all, where do we stand on whether “alright” is one word or two? I am in the two-words camp, which means that, like the misplaced “it’s” in a previous prompt, I look at this …