Wednesday, May 17, 2006

We Love Lists

NYTimes: Hope, Saved on a Laptop

This article (behind the TimesWall) has the life to do list of Ann Nelson, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11th. Her parents didn't/couldn't open her laptop for almost five years. This is what they found when they did. It's a great list.

1. Be healthy/ healthful.
2. Be a good friend.
3. Keep secrets.
4. Keep in touch with people I love and that love me.
5. Make a quilt.
6. Nepal.
7. Buy a home in North Dakota.
8. Get a graduate degree.
9. Learn a foreign language.
10. Kilimanjaro.
11. Never be ashamed of who I am.
12. Be a person to be proud of.
13. Always keep improving.
14. Read every day.
15. Be informed.
16. Knit a sweater.
17. Scuba-dive in the Barrier Reef.
18. Volunteer for a charity.
19. Learn to cook.
20. Learn about art.
21. Get my C.F.A.
22. Grand Canyon.
23. Helicopter-ski with my dad.
23. Spend more time with my family.
24. Remember birthdays!!!!
25. Appreciate money, but don't worship it.
26. Learn how to use a computer.
27. Visit the New York Public Library.
28. Maine.
29. Learn to write.
30. Walk — exercise but also see the world firsthand.
31. Learn about other cultures.
32. Be a good listener.
33. Take time for friends.
34. Kayak.
35. Drink water.
36. Learn about wine.

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