Monday, August 21, 2006

day 3: "More List Yourself"

A couple of entries from the third chapter of More List Yourself: Listmaking as the Way to Personal Discovery.

Chapter Three: Big Wisdom

List the best teachers, priests, rabbis, and mentors that you've come in contact with.
No priests, for sure. Or nuns. Nobody Catholic.

Some great teachers, though:

Bruce Garner: a band director at Biloxi High School. Even though he was only an avocational drummer, he worked hard to help me become a drummer, something I'd always wanted to be.

Sherman Hong: my percussion teacher at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Hong taught me to become a musician, and not just another musicality-less technician.

Charles Moorman: a literature teacher at the University of Southern Mississippi. He made it all very fascinating, from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.

I've had some psychotherapists and other health professionals whom I've liked a lot, too. They know who they are.

List the things you'd actually be willing to die for.
My husband, my cats, my family, and certain of my friends.
and finally,

List the acts you would never do, no matter how much you were paid.
Anything that would result in my going to prison. Killing someone is definitely an act I wouldn't do.