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are you ready for the new millennium(13 posts)

are you ready for the new millenniumishmael
Aug 28, 2003 10:22 AM
Cause it's here now. Remember. My memory is a process of scratches. That first one I remember, and the next divit and even the slightest abrasion. And then there grew a spot where my shoe wore down the seemingly permenant paint on my chainstay. And my movement slowly wore down the finish on my cranks. The gnarled spoke from that instant in time I almost crashed and screamed like an ape. The corrosion pock marks on my bars from days and days and days of sweaty pushing and self-encouragement. Experiences and feelings fade I cant remember, only the history is permenantly imprinted. All gone, I only have it's evidence. It happend, it was me, and it is gone. I'm left with evidence and the sadness of an old man who has experienced many things
Ishy: 4th grade teacher who missed calling as scribe (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 28, 2003 10:27 AM
Bike as a Remembrall nmPdxMark
Aug 28, 2003 10:33 AM
have you been reading Samuel Beckett?gtx
Aug 28, 2003 10:34 AM
perhaps "Molloy"?
I just read my first poemishmael
Aug 28, 2003 11:04 AM
I'd had a poster with some of Walt Witman's writing long ago that I liked, but I never liked poetry I thought, till yesterday. Yesterday I was telling the other fourth grade teachers that I think we should try some other written material to teach reading instead of poetry because I imagined that the students would be as bored by it as I've always been and we needed to keep interest up. So the book by Sharon Creech called Love That Dog was given to me. I recommend it. I think I see poetry more as a recording of feelings, or events that caused feelings. This is new to me. I never had the perspective. I'm still not gushing with emotion when I read poetry(although I havent read anything today). But my senses are more attuned towards feeling today, I did notice that. I hear the words of songs much more so than early yesterday. I feel more open to things around me than I was before.
you are a 4th grade teacher? and it's "whitman" BTW (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 28, 2003 12:43 PM
you are a 4th grade teacher? and it's "whitman" BTW (nm)jtolleson
Aug 28, 2003 2:09 PM
Not with that spelling we hope.

"its evidence"
yup, a fourth grade teacher's assistantishmael
Aug 28, 2003 3:14 PM
with that spelling or without. The students dont care how I spell permanently.
Sounds more like Proust to my ear....nmbicyclerepairman
Aug 29, 2003 11:42 AM
Forget 60mg, time to up the Ritalin to 100mg (nm)terry b
Aug 28, 2003 10:38 AM
don't bogart that joint my friend... (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 28, 2003 10:41 AM
Yeah man ,I know what you mean. (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Aug 28, 2003 10:57 AM
These posts sound kind of familiar.Turtleherder
Aug 28, 2003 12:03 PM
Is it just me or do Ishmaels posts sound like Nicks did just after his brain injury?