Some time ago, I participated in the3six5, a collaborative writing project dreamed up by Daniel Honigman and Len Kendall to get a variety of writers—one a day every year—to share a photo and 365 words about that particular day. I wrote for the Chicago version on Aug. 7, 2011 (laden with memories of Jack) and the national version on Nov. 7, 2012 (filled with a different sort of nostalgia).
The project is now defunct, but in yearning for writing discipline, I’ve decided to do a one-person “the3six5″ project—”(a)my3six5” beginning on the Spring Equinox (March 20). This will not be the ONLY content heretoforth, just a regular—um, daily—feature. Therefore, beginning Thursday, you’ll find a photo I’ve taken that day, along with precisely 365 words telling a story of something that happened, something I learned, something I felt, or maybe even something I happened to imagine or dream or pretend I wanted to hear.
All this is a long-winded way of saying: be prepared. I’m excited. (And for kicks, above is a photo I took Saturday morning walking to the subway, on my way to see Dallas Buyers Club in Times Square. With no filter! It was, indeed, a beautiful morning… followed by an equally beautiful day filled with friends and laughter; I left home at 9am and didn’t return until nearly sunrise Sunday morning—now that is a true New York day among true friends embarking on great adventures.)