1. Make a list of all the "ways you should live." Examples from class:
--I should live by always walking in new places where my feet have never been
--I should love by immersing myself in the depths of life
--I should live like Thoreau did at Walden: I should live deliberately, and suck out the marrow of life
--I should live like my Grandmother--still learning, pushing past what is uncomfortable, and going to new places--staying young and curious always
--I should live like my Grandfather--helping the generations grow up.
--I should live being aware that I am young once only.
--I should live knowing that I am lucky and that I should discover what the essential facts of life are
--I should live being aware of when I felt like I was doing it perfectly, and strive to do it like that always...
--I should live by being brave and courageous to go "behind the lines" to save beautiful things from being destroyed.
2. Write out a story or stories, or the experience (s) of how you know what you know..Scenes, moments, examples, of when you came to understand what you understand.
If you are very clear about the "one way you should live," then begin writing as much as possible about that. Again, the speech will only be interesting if we can see the experiences and events and moments in which you understood what it was you know.
WRITE AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, PRINT IT, and GIVE IT TO TAL IN THE MORNING
a. Will--info about people who went over Niagra Falls in a barrel
b. Owen: definition or insight about the origin of the word "Half-assed"
c. Juliet: translation of French Lyrics in "michelle."