To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. ~Margaret Fairless Barber, The Roadmender
"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."
That was one of the writing prompts that appeared last week through Reverb 10, an online project that has me responding to a daily topic for the entire month of December.
When you have five minutes, try it. It's not a personality test or a contest to see how many things you can remember in 5 minutes. What you will realize is something meaningful, for you alone. Of course, if you'd care to share it, please do. :D
My list at Lessons in Balance.