#reverb10 Day 15: That which is precious

December 15 – 5 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. (Author: Patti Digh)


Skyping with my brother and his family and seeing my sweet nephews on the screen, talking and waving and at me. No sound is sweeter that hearing my baby nephew say “I love you Auntie Sue”.


  • My Mom texting me messages of encouragement and sending bible verses for me to read. Knowing that every morning she awakes and prays for us as a family and for each of her children individually.
  • A phone call with my big sister I wished would never end. Wishing that I could be transported across the ocean so we could talk face to face, over tea  and carrot cake.
  • Laughing during a call with my big brother and feeling like I was 12 again.
  • Hearing my father, saying I love you at the end of a phone call and thinking how amazing that we’d come to a place where that felt like the most natural thing in the world.
  • My sweet, sweet nephews. Seeing pictures of them all together  at a World Cup game and feeling the pain of missing them and loving them like a weight in my chest.


Waking very early on a cool, fall morning to go to yoga. There was hardly anyone on the roads, and everything seemed quiet and peaceful. I felt quiet and peaceful. Driving along the empty highway in the sunshine I felt a remarkable sense of well-being and a profound sense that everything was OK, just at it was and more importantly I was OK  just as I was.


Going on a trip to the beach with my best friend and her daughter in the spring and waking very early in the morning to spend time on the deserted beach. Just the three of us.


Riding on a boat across the ocean in Trinidad and Tobago and thinking how absurdly beautiful it was. I remember thinking that there was a whole world of natural beauty like this and I really needed to see it.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenBookJen OpenBookJen

    Sounds like 2010 was a very, very good year.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! It was a good year. Looking forward to 2011 being even better!

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