wanna get me to smile EVERY DAY??
Just let me get to teach poetry to sixth graders (or another section - I'm open) like I did yesterday with Langston Hughes' A Dream Deferred, and I will be over-content the rest of my life.
Seriously, that was only 15 minutes of my life, and it's hard to find another time in recent history I've felt that happy and alive and worthwhile.
All of it - the finding ridiculous ways to define 'fester' (and acknowledging that after one of our girls heard it, it would totally be one of 'her' kinds of words because that's her level of interest - I was right :) ). The making them have to take things from surface level and go deeper. The number of hands I had up after most questions proving they were engaged and trying.
I seriously could not ask for more. This would truly satisfy me daily. If only it were my reality and not basically a one-off at this point.
...though I AM getting the kiddos all to myself from 10:00 today until ? because Trish has a meeting and we don't have a special ...
Inspired by this Facebook post:
“The lady who owns the house 2 doors down from me does not live in the house. She hasn't lived there in nearly 10 years, but still owns the property. From time to time, she comes by the house just to make sure no one is parking in front of it. When someone is parked there, she writes a note on their car saying to "Never park here again or your car will be towed!" She has also put a NO PARKING sign on the tree in front of her house. Cars parked in front of this house have absolutely no effect on her life in any shape or form, yet she is obsessed with keeping people from doing it.
That's what I think people who are against gay marriage are like.”
The time it took my brain to soak in the news
We could have said our vows in seven minutes
We could have signed a marriage certificate
Our daughter would have legally been ours
Instead the tick of that clock was a hammer
My love, my life, my world, couldn’t be saved
In a country with doctors and private healthcare
I couldn’t give my life-partner my benefits
Because I am a woman and she is a woman.
Was a woman.
“This world is a funny world indeed,
And people are hard to suit.
The man who plays the piccolo,
Is a bore to the man with the flute.
And often to myself I've thought how lovely it would be,
If every person I ever met would simply agree with me.
But since they won't,
I think the way to make the whole world bright
Is never to mind what others say,
And do what I think is right.”
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