Day 22: Today agree to meet someone in ten years’ time.Posted: January 22, 2011
And not just any someone, but “a stranger or someone you hardly know.”
Let me say up front that it feels a bit rash to promise to meet someone a decade from now. How do I know I’ll even still be alive, or have the ability to get to the rendezvous point, or even care enough to bother? Will I be dooming myself to some sort of catastrophe by going ahead with today’s task?
Maybe. Maybe not. I’m doing it anyway.
So. In ten years – on Friday, January 22, 2021 – I will be at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, MO. I will be next to one of the four giant shuttlecocks – I don’t really want to commit to a particular one, yet. I’ll plan to show up around 11 in the morning, and hang around for a few hours. Maybe have a leisurely, four-course picnic? Read a bit? Try not to get so drunk the security guards haul me away?
Now, who am I meeting? Anyone who shows up. All of you who read this blog are invited, even those of you I know personally (because you’re all a bit strange, get it, ha ha ha). If you want to join the picnic, bring a little something, because I may not pack enough.
I put this on my calendar: that’s how serious I am. How many of you have something on your calendar for 2021 already? That’s right: all of you. THIS THING. See you in a decade.