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Thursday, October 1, 2009

The older I get

The more I notice that maybe the things I hold as common knowledge.... aren't.  Even things that i was taught in grade school, like basic American geography (and the fact that Minnesota is NOT in-fact on the east coast) seem foreign to a lot of people I encounter.
Maybe it's because MN is about smack dab in the center of the country(on the north "shore") so we just kind of learn the states out like a radar.  I mean, if i had grown up in california there is probably no way i could have memorized all the way to the new york islands and the gulf stream waters. 
Other kids probably also weren't (aren't) fascinated by those state map puzzle games that you can play online.
And it's totally not that i had superior schooling... believe me. I didn't. I just have a memory for weird facts and stats.  I think i just pay attention to things differently.  Maybe that's what is means to have a lyrical soul.  I don't think so, but I've always loved the sound of that ever sine i heard it in Fever Pitch.   I wish I had a lyrical soul.

These are the things I do know:
-It makes me melt every time I watch the bowling alley scene in Across the Universe, and Jude gives Lucy that look
-Animals can keep you sane
-The beginning is the best part
-Music, time, and prayer can heal all wounds
-glow in the dark air soft pellets make a decent night light
-I love playing volleyball
-you need to forgive yourself too
-I have a very wide range of interests
-Life really is too short to get mad at other people and your energy is too precious to use up on anger 
-make you life better today and love it
-it's about to get real


cmonayyy said...

Dear Katherine,
I admire you and I think you are an amazing and wonderful person.

Sometimes I think California is its own country. We NEVER learned US or world geography

Amy Doll said...

Waaait...Minnesota isn't on the East Coast?
I thought it was right next to Iowa, Rhode Island, and Lake Superior? Superior's an ocean right? It sounds big.

Myke said...

The older I get the more I realize that most people didn't go through junior high and high school listening to Weezer. This makes me sad.