if i had another life to live i think i would live in france for a year. maybe two. (maybe it would turn into six and i would wax nostalgic ad nauseum after returning to california.) i would get my masters in creative writing while attending pastry school. i would join the peace corps and audition for a theater company in a major city. i would take that job as a prep cook at the vegetarian restaurant in napa valley. i would join the swim team and study classic literature and i would plant a garden in my backyard everywhere i live. i would own a dog, publish some poetry, add horticulture as a minor. i would open a bookstore and learn how to ski.
if i had another life to live i think i would do all of those things. and then i would sit down and list everything i would do if only i lived the life i'm living now.