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Staying focused

6 Feb

After a year of waiting, it is almost time for me to go to Denver, deliberate with my Sibert Award Committee colleagues , and make our decision. I am so excited.

I am also so distracted.

Jane Siberry has a song entitled “Everything Reminds Me of My Dog”.  Right now, everything reminds me of my upcoming trip. You can listen to Jane’s original here,  but, with heartfelt apologies to Ms. Siberry, here is how I am feeling today.

Everything Reminds Me of My Trip

everything reminds me of my trip
the kid reading nonfiction reminds me of my trip
receiving mail remind me of my trip… hold placed – YES!
taxicabs remind me too

if you remind me of my trip
we’ll probably share a smile –
smile and the world smiles with you…

smiling at strangers reminds me of my trip
(strangers are friends I just haven’t met)
the way people dress reminds me too
(I must pack just the right clothes)
sad things remind me of my trip –
I wish my dog Lucy could come –
(I’ll miss her so much)
But pretty soon I’ll be standing
on a sidewalk in Denver
blinking in the sun
ho oh!

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