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5/31/11 / Endgame

Mysterious recall

As I walked out this morning, I grabbed the thin orange notebook off my kitchen counter that simply reads:

1-subject notebook
COLLEGE RULED | 70 SHEETS
10.5 in x 8 in | 26.7 cm x 20.3 cm

As I mentioned the cover is orange, and the only other writing on it is in the bottom left in relatively small print. I mention these details for a reason.

As I was scurrying around, making sure I wasn’t forgetting anything, I suddenly noticed a word rolling around in my mind: cahier. It stopped me in my tracks. Where did it come from? I went and double-checked the notebook cover, even opened it to make sure the French translation of “notebook” wasn’t written anywhere. It wasn’t.

It has been many years since I’ve studied French, and I don’t even remember how to count from 1 to 10 in it anymore. Yet suddenly an automatic translation takes place in my head??

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