December 3 – Moment.

Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

Most alive this year? In vivid detail? There’s one moment that comes to mind that, for legal/contractual reasons, I cannot discuss. (long story, don’t ask. nothing bad; just dumb.)

I can, however, cite one thing that I can imagine in vivid detail that will happen this year: my girlfriend, Naomi, and I made the decision to spend Christmas in Maui instead of visiting family in the Bay Area or Twin Cities this year. And, I can say without any hint of hyperbole: I can taste those Mai Tais, I can smell that sea salt-flecked air, I can hear that ocean current lapping over my body, I can touch that sandy beach, I can see that taxi cab pulling up at 4:30AM to take me to the airport…in only another 19 days.