As years pass, time seems to move more quickly. Once occasional events and activities now race by at a pace unthinkable to youth but familiar to adults.
There are few activities that evoke this sense of time more piercingly than reading through one's old diaries or academic papers.
Those early musings that seemed comparable to Hemingway when you wrote them are now foreign and, occasionally, slightly embarrassing.
Still, they held the promise of youth and provide no shortage of nostalgia for later years.
That's a feeling that the young writers of the Idaho Writing Camps—a program by The Cabin literary center—have ahead of them in the form of two bound copies of the 2012 Idaho Writing Camps Anthology. The books will be tangible reminders of a time when time itself seemed to pass more slowly.
The anthology is being released with a party at Hyde Parks Books Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m.
The event is seven hours long, with every minute filled with readings, book signings and mini workshops.
Volume I of the anthology is celebrated from 1-4 p.m. That volume includes writing from the Word Play, Cabin Writers, Urban Ink, Picture This and Writing Wild programs. Volume II takes its turn in the spotlight from 6:30-8 p.m. and includes work from the Workshop and Your Turn programs.
Copies of the anthology are available for $15.99.