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April 21, 2008

And You will be Changed


Time has always been a theme of this blog, mostly because I am constantly awed by its passing. On the train ride to work this morning I began thinking about the current and upcoming anniversaries swirling about life and, as I am all about the list, I thought I might jot these things down.

Age: 20
Location: Waverly Place, NYC (one year)
Commute: N/R from 8th Street to 57th Street
Household: Self, partner, one cat (now in ex-partner's custody), 350 sq. ft. studio
Inner Soundtrack: Out of Range, Ani DiFranco
Awaiting: The move back to Northampton, MA to finish my senior year at Smith

Age: 25
Location: Butler Street, Brooklyn (2 years)
Commute: F from Bergen Street to West 4th
Household Self, Cheesebus the Wonderful Roommate, Uncle Irving, 3rd floor of a townhouse with cranky Cobble Hill neighbors who had lived in the house forever and one man in the basement apartment who carved puppets out of foam for a living
Inner Soundtrack: Metal Heart, Cat Power
Awaiting: The callalillie URL to resolve. The first post of this blog, designed so that I could learn about CSS, went live on the 26th, making this coming Saturday the 5th anniversary of my blogging about nothing.

Age: 30
Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn (three years)
Commute: B61; 1/2 to 116th
Household: Do I need to recount this? Self, Best Husband Ever (2nd Anniversary coming up!), Uncle Irving, Olive, Olga, Frieda, full floor of a former tenement
Inner Sountrack: Metal Heart 2008 Remix, Cat Power
Awaiting: A few days off, some time to breathe and ultimately, some time to sort things out. Or not.

So what's the point of this exercise? Well, as per most of things that pass through this blog, not much except a chance for me to lay life out a bit and think. Just as I probably could not fathom where I would be in life in 1998, today I can barely place myself within the person that I was. Even the leap from 2003 to 2008 has been vast- and likewise, when I attempt to envision 2013, I completely falter. I guess this is what life is about, right? Finding the balance between determining paths for the future and learning to just let life unfurl?

To be continued...

Posted by callalillie at April 21, 2008 7:04 AM | City Life , Introspect


Wow ! You moved 3 years ago already ? I've been following your blog for way more time than I thought ! I even remember the freakish eye in the ceiling...

Posted by: Just a trumpet player at April 22, 2008 12:31 PM

2.5 years officially in this apartment, however i pretty much lived in the building on another floor 3/4 of the time beginning about now, 3 years ago.

Posted by: corie at April 22, 2008 12:38 PM

Really! nice picture on this one

Posted by: ShanaRose at April 22, 2008 3:53 PM

So on the 22nd, I turned 50. I cannot imagine the task of going back every five years as I feel that the senior moments are setting in, however... I intend to try it in a minute in my bath tub. Hmmm 2003...

Posted by: virginia Case at April 26, 2008 11:34 PM

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