April 08, 2004

Whoa, there you are!

About three-fourths of the way through last semester, in about mid-November, I lost my Constitutional Law syllabus. It just up and disappeared on me. I couldn't find it anymore.

I didn't cry; I didn't bitch; I didn't whine. I just copied someone else's syllabus, and went on with my life. Would it surprise you that eventually I just forgot all about my lost Constitutional Law syllabus?

Would it surprise you that three days ago, on April 5, I found it? I was taking a break from reading Contracts in the library. I wandered down one of the aisles filled with old casebooks, noting an interesting one that was exclusively about Remedies, and another that was devoted to Cases on Federal Government Contracts.

And then I saw my old Constitutional Law syllabus, lying there on the shelf, probably untouched since I had browsed this same aisle back in November.

I don't need it anymore. What good is an old Constitutional Law syllabus anyway? But for some reason I'm going to keep it. I lost it, and then I forgot about it and then I found it again. This somehow makes it more important, now, than just any old syllabus.

Posted by Carey at April 8, 2004 09:28 PM

This is a beautiful story of loss, disillusionment, and redemption. I cried.

Posted by: Mark Ashton at April 8, 2004 09:39 PM

All old syllabi are important. That's why I have them going back six years....

Posted by: Heidi at April 9, 2004 01:42 PM

Mittens on strings through the sleeves of your jacket used to work when you were young......maybe you could give them a try again??

Posted by: Nancy at April 10, 2004 05:26 PM

That story was like looking in a mirror! Okay, like reading my own journal. I had an amazingly similar experience!

But it was with my parents. In a department store. And I'm pretty sure they were trying to lose me. And the people I went home with weren't really my parents. But whatever.

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