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Whitman again--- Shandy you'll like this one too haha

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body...

Walt Whitman, preface to the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass
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spring break: burlington: classes with jonny-- history of math, heat transfer, design, a bunch of engineering classes i don't remember, windowless lecture halls, taking notes for the cripple; hospital-- cast saw, almost faint, splint; red rocks-- cliffs, sunshine, wind, waves, trails, our tree, ugly outfits, pieces of quartz, nap; movies-- knocked up, i love you man; cuddling; brushing our teeth together before bed-- my toothpaste tastes the best, sitting on the bathtub talking while i wash my face; heaven. dinner in middlebury-- fire and ice, we're going to live there in a few years, so homey, the big church, best salad bar in vermont, lovermont sugar, bridge over the river with the fast water, walking out with a blanket, standing on the bridge together, driving around looking for our house. fulton: easter at nanny's-- olives in a bowl, dad and larry sleep on the couch, rolls, easter candy; lots of reading-- porch, out in the sun with larry, warmth, swingset, backyard woods; rented movies-- changeling, the secret life of bees, the reader; sleeping with larry; adam and brady visit me from binghamton-- monsters vs. aliens 3d, 3d movies have gotten so much better, night geocaching, fast trac coffee and $6 worth of gas because that's all the cash i had with me; carousel with kenny-- borders, aerie free gift, perfume particles in the face, bargain books, mozart's letters, austen, miranda july, fruitless phone call from angela; breakfast with joey-- dunkin donuts, the sweetest mocha iced coffee ever (and the darkest), two and a half hours, flatbread sandwich; mix cd making. albany: meet so we can drive south together; crossgates security office to get a parking pass; bathroom; apple store; on the road together after being in albany maybe 30 min; sundress, hairband made of my own braided hair; stop on the thruway for roy rogers; ipod doesn't have awesome playlist music on it. doylestown: do laundry; watch sportscenter; take out braid; drunk sister?; cuddling; early am wakeup; crammed in a car, sitting in the middle to avoid carsickness, don't get carsick! brooklyn: pratt institute, how much of her outfit did she make?, she knows nothing about her job, cherry trees, fenced off grass, kiosk takes cash, art bookstore, sandwiches, pasta salad, sunny; statue of liberty very close from the car. long island: visiting, plates of mozzarelle, water, tour of the mansion, water tower, traffic, sun, corvette, camaro, rhode island pharmacy school. manhattan: walking; deli-- biggest burger ever, knishes; magnolia bakery-- chocolate cupcake with mocha frosting, business card, amazing smell; central park-- deep-rooted old trees, "for the children of the city" on the pillar, rocks rocks rocks, pigeons, crowds, rickshaws, benches, sitting, soot, missing the country. philadelphia: drexel-- marching band, spirit, best corn muffin, cool plastic plates, speeches, gym, huge, crowded; creepy deserted subway; PHILLIES GAME with my baby-- awesome seats, sunshine, waiting for jamie moyer, autographs, phanatic's birthday, schmitter, steak sandwich with onions, little kid vomit, ryan howard is amazing, chickie's and pete's crab fries during the seventh inning stretch, slow beginning, "the enemy" = the padres, learning the rules, searching for charlie manuel's head, raul ibanez is the man, double home run, phillies win in the bottom of the ninth!, jumping, screaming, cheering, everyone happy, hugging, high five, i need a jamie moyer shirt. albany: saying goodbye. elmira: arrival at 1:30 am, barely awake, parallel parked perfectly in front of perry, brought all the bags in one trip, collapse into bed; class changes-- walt whitman, sociology of sports; kiskis is late; new textbooks; package full of beautiful moleskines waiting for me!

amen.