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December 13, 2007
I’m trying to write my curriculum vitae. I wonder how to express my life in bland summarization and bulleted lists. Are we merely lines on a résumé?

In Latin, curriculum vitae means “course of life.” Is life an endless course of study, or a journey that must run its course?

What is my course of life?

It’s the months I spent living on a frozen lake. My whirlwind trip to Italy. The night I held my friend while she cried over her father’s death. The times I’ve spent watching raindrops fall.

Perhaps, despite our best attempts, life cannot be quantified.