Glad to be home on leave and yet something is alack.
The salty air. the gulls. fog of morning. the sun upon his back.
She, the sea, calls him.
Though life ashore is pleasant with dear loved ones close,
something is always amiss without the kiss of spray upon his appled cheek.
He is in love with the sea, though he know not how.
The teacher plods along the grocery aisle,
glad for summer and yet something invisible calls.
The salty sweat of youth. the parents. squeals in the halls.
Shiny youthful faces call her.
Though summer life is pleasant with dear loved ones close,
teaching is sprayed softly like graffiti on her appled heart.
She is in love with teaching, though she know not how.
Reproduced from CoolCat Teacher Blog.
Inspiration for the school year:
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results.
The 2008-2009 school year starts on Tuesday for me. Joseph will start his freshman year of college, Rachael will start her junior year, Daniel will start his 8th grade year, and Aaron will start 3rd grade. May all our years be filled with laughter and learning.