Scrapbooking Without Glue

Hey Scrapbookers, Memoir Writers, Poets and Writers,

If you were to create a scrapbook of your life so far (or projected into the future) what memories, events, activities, celebrations, accomplishments, jobs, favorite moments, relationships, etc. would be highlighted and which would be skipped over or entirely left out?

Humorous and ironic perspectives are welcome.

What themes would sections or the entire scrapbook have? Feel free to choose from one of the following quotes if it helps:

*Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed. - From Forgotten Language by Shel Silverstein

*I reject your reality and substitute it for my own. -- Adam Savage from the TV show Mythbusters

*I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. --Charles Dickens

*You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. --C. S. Lewis

*Never underestimate the value of doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.-- Winnie The Pooh

*Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. -- Deborah Chaskin

*Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. --The Wizard of Oz

*And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than than the risk it took to blossom. --Anais Nin

*I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. --Michelangelo

*A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. -- Mark Twain

*My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around! -- Dr. Seuss

*Not all those who wander are lost. -- J.R.R. Tolkien

Now that you have selected your theme, tell us specifically what you would choose to focus on and what years, eras, relationships, activities, celebrations, etc. you would completely pass by. Tell it in a poem in any form, rhymed or unrhymed, or in prose (maximum length 2,500 words).

Be sure to include the projected/imagined responses of those who know you best.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 55.00 member dollars. There are 7 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

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