The Year’s Passing Period

Five 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.

Some things don’t change even if you haven’t taught in a public school for a year.  I could time five minutes with my eyes closed and and never even look at a clock.  Suddenly, I’m on hall duty again and I’m reminding students to get to class.  Five minutes is a passing period and it goes faster when you’re trying to open a jammed locker (or trying to sneak a kiss).  


What would I try to remember about 2010?  Too many things.  So many things.  What a beautiful time amidst the chaos.  I am beginning to realize, though, that life is like that.  And while five minutes can go by quickly when you’re rushing to class, it can go even faster when you’re trying to remember all the things you want to preserve in your memory.  

And that’s how you know you are truly blessed.
C. Streetlights
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I wrote and illustrated my first bestseller, "The Lovely Unicorn" in the second grade and I've been terrified of success ever since. Published by ShadowTeamsNYC and represented by Lisa Hagen Books

3 thoughts on “The Year’s Passing Period”

  1. I love how you wrote this up! So creative! There are definitely some amazing things right there and such a lovely way of presenting them. Thank you for sharing, and thank you Jeanne for sharing through your tweet!

  2. this as a xmas card – now that's a fine idea our kelly has. i love what you're remembered . . . and the way you've remembered them. xo

  3. Oh, I love this, love, love love. You should make that into your xmas card…

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