A couple of years ago, one of my students asked me whether I owned enough earrings to wear a different pair every school day for a year.
"I don't know," I replied. "Could be."
Some time later, I remembered the question, and started to count. When I reached 150, I smiled to myself. "I think I could." I hadn't even opened a drawer; I'd only counted the pairs hanging on top of my bureau.
On Saturday, 2011 will begin, and with it I undertake a challenge: to test the theory that I possess enough earrings to wear a unique pair each day for a whole year, with no repeats on school days. Further, I must choose each pair to suit that day, and explain my choice in writing.