Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chile a long time ago

Today is Feburary 4th, 2010. I have some dates seared into my memory. And other dates which turn out to be a little less 'seared.'

I sort of think that Feb 4th, 1980, was the date I arrived in Chile for my year's exchange with AFS. But now I am a little fuzzy on the exact date.

Memory and all. Sort of funny. But it was pretty close to Feb 4th, so 30 years ago - about.

Ten years ago I had this thought that it would be interesting to transcribe my hand written journals, on the 20th anniversary. Maybe even do it day by day - transcribe a day each day. Relive the year over a year.

But goodness, that seems, well, discursive? Distracting? Painful?

But in any event, thirty years ago I was an exchange student. And suddenly it is now.

1 comment:

  1. Trajectory: that was now; this is then...

    When I look myself up in Google image search I see people that are not me, stuff that is not mine, a photo of me that I put online and a photo of me in a land far from home but an ancestral home of my nephew who was born later that Rich Gibson put online.

    But to find out who I am I go to, but first misspell it as and came first, 1998 by whois reconing, and that matches my time frame, but the Web is overlaid with layers of sites and I dig through them to get to -- a one line link to here.