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December 17, 2009
I was using the 10-key at self-checkout tonight as a way of measuring the length of the average human lifespan. As I zoned out, I told myself matter-of-factly that this is how long my dad has been alive: 01, 02, 03... This has been the flavor of my life to date: 16, 23, 28... I assigned an emotion to every age as I continued to type through the years. If I wanted to feel age 20 I had to add one and get 2001, the year I cleaned offices and was initiated into Delta Lambda Phi.