1994: I turn 37

I wake up realizing that completely absent from my mind when I wrote yesterday’s post was the fact that Sam was born on our anniversary. It seems impossible I could ever forget that.

1994: We go all go skiing except Sam. His grandmother and the housekeeper take turns staying with him. I buy my own car phone at Cellular One. My grandmother has a stroke. Every Tuesday Sam and I visit her in Atlanta. Sometimes we put her in my car and drive around so she can see the world. In June I head to Paris again, but I have no memory of this trip except… this is actually the time I watch OJ fleeing in his white Bronco (correction made to 1992). Most days I wear umbros and a t-shirt, and these are the days I think will never end–when for anyone to go outside, they need me. Jack starts kindergarten. No World Series–the players are on strike. For the second year in a row, I go to Sarasota in November for the French Film Festival–Jacqueline Bisset was there last year. My mother and I go to the films together. I collect autographs in my program. In November Hell Freezes Over.

23 days to 60


Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

8 thoughts on “1994: I turn 37

  1. A cliff-hanger! Oh, but there it is in the comments. I was thinking something political.

    That’s funny about getting the OJ thing wrong. I certainly didn’t notice the error when I read it, and I just saw the ESPN documentary (which is very good, if you haven’t seen it–provides needed context). What a weird moment, that Bronco thing. It kind of makes me nuts that for me, it happens to be one of those “I remember exactly where I was when I saw that” moments–memories like that should be reserved for personal and national celebrations and tragedies. But instead fucking OJ and his fucking white Bronco. Sorry, it was such an ugly little stretch of time, brings out the worst in me to think about it….

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