Picture your year

The problem with Shane getting back into blogging (and knocking off the rust much faster than any writer should be allowed) is that I am back to living inside my head a lot. One of his recent posts hit my brain in a place I don’t normally poke. He asked in d3 of 30 how people picture their year.

When I mentioned this to a couple of other people, they didn’t quite get it. “Picture my year?”

For me, though, the question made me run immediately to my kid’s easel. It was as if I’d been waiting for someone to ask the question for my entire life. I knew exactly what my year looked like. It’s not a calendar. It’s not linear. It’s not a racetrack like Shane’s. My year (and I’m being as honest about this as I can be) is a sausage.

My year, the sausage links

Just a few more days and I can turn the corner.

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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2 Responses

  1. shane says:

    Of all people, I knew you’d get this. And of all the drawings posted, I think yours is the most complex and non-linear. I am blown away by the different ways people perceive time and the progression of time. Maybe the mistake of assuming everyone has the same perspective is the beginning of miscommunication.

  2. otis says:

    Shane, if only half the people we talk to would take the time realize their perspective is by definition different than our own, we would be a long way toward actually talking.

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