Today my family is celebrating an early Christmas for my nieces That’s part of the practice when parents have joint custody. It’s sad that they won’t be around for Christmas, but I’m glad they get to see their mother. I wrote both of them letters to start to prepare them for the written communication I hope to have with them while I am in the Peace Corps. It’s interesting how my writing changed in these letters. I tend to write for young adults and adults. Writing for pre-teens is different. I don’t want to say anything that will go over their head, but I don’t want to talk down to them. In the end, honest writing is usually the best. As always.
I’ve been keeping a close eye on Gangnam Style the past few days. It looks as though it will hit 1,000,000,000 views around the moment the world is supposed to end. It’s fascinating watching the comments flow in. So many people are begging for Psy to take down the video and save us all. I know a lot of it is people messing around, but it’s still strange to watch. I love this about the Internet. It’s like watching the internal monologue of humanity–as it tries to convince itself that it’s not crazy.
Here’s today’s batch of Poetry from 2004: