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Has anyone ever said something to you that was so funny, so gripping, so moving or so powerful that you wished your mind had a big, red record button?
It’s a sad comment on the state of my mind that I can recite, word-for-word, the dialogue to hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons, yet I can’t recall the details of what Mr. Whalley, my Grade 11 English teacher, said to convince me to take my writing more seriously. Instead, I’m left with vapor: fragments of emotion and snippets of phrases that may or may not have actually been said. The specific words that changed my life have slowly evaporated over time.