Monday

Kismet. Serendipity. Everything I have ever done has been leading me, preparing me for this moment. This means it has all been worth it, by which I mean that it has all been worthwhile. Worth the while. There has been this other book in me, just waiting to get out, waiting for me to get out of the way. That is why I have been writing here, that is why I had to delve into memoir for a bit, to get myself out of the way. This book will have my knowledge, my insights and observations and even my experience,…

Saturday

At work, we are down two teachers in our department so this means that Derek and I have to cover their classes until the other teachers recover. This week, it is difficult because we have the annual athletic meet to practice, practice, practice for on top of regular teaching duties but next week it is difficult because we have a lot of classes on top of a lot of classes. We’ll muscle through but it does mean that I am exhausted at the end of every day and somewhat blank every morning when I wake up, which is when I…

Tuesday

Emerging Pablo Neruda A man says yes without knowinghow to decide even what the question is,and is caught up, and then is carried alongand never again escapes from his own cocoon;and that’s how we are, forever fallinginto the deep well of other beings;and one thread wraps itself around our necks,another entwines a foot, and then it is impossible,impossible to move except in the well —nobody can rescue us from other people. It seems as if we don’t know how to speak;it seems as if there are words which escape,which are missing, when have gone away and left usto ourselves, tangled…