- Finish grading student critiques
- Take a walk around the neighborhood
- Drink tea while reading The New Yorker
- Work on the verses of a new song I’m writing
- Listen to Jenny Lewis albums on repeat until nightfall
Reviewing student work and listening to Motown. Tonight’s dinner already simmering in the crock pot. Wearing my favorite sweatshirt for the first time this fall.
You receive a letter in the mail. It’s from an unknown person. He’s writing to inform you that while you were growing up, he secretly collected all the ephemera of your youth (candy wrappers you doodled on, spelling tests, coloring book pages, bookmarks, everything you put your child hands on). It’s all in a vast storage unit in a town two states away. The letter contains a train ticket, an address, and a key.
— David Bezmozgis (via mttbll)