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Oct192009

Keeping the Faith

Your tribute to your mother, dear Adria, was very moving.  I once read that the tears one sheds at the death of a mother are the first tears without her comfort. Not the exact words, but you know what I mean.  We’ve spoken before about how comforting, (selfishly comforting) it would be to see our mothers, even for just a few minutes. Time enough to tell them whatever it is that we have to say, but unfortunately no second chances here.

It is such a privilege to have your talent and lifelong commitment to the choir. Bravo.  I don’t feel so bad now that I know you had eleven of your faithful supporters (though not me!) at the concert.   

Your weekend sounds wonderful! You are a true social butterfly and a real trooper. Keep the faith, Adria.  Better to think about Brahms and the afterlife (I must ask you about this) than my pugnacious students. Although considering the clientele at my school, kids who have been or still are in trouble with the law, there are relatively few fights. And we have never had a lockdown. We figure that our students know that this is Last Chance High, and as a few cynical teachers say: since we finish so early they have plenty of time to get in trouble after school, somewhere else.  And no, I am not afraid. Nor are most teachers. The students are generally very protective of us. Perhaps it is only an illusion, but one that most of us need. A certain amount of fighting and bullying in schools has always existed.  I remember one incident in Montreal, during the 70’s, when guys from a rival school beat my brother with chains. Then it was the French against the English and vice versa and so it goes ... 

Enough about brawls and more about beauty.  I worked quietly, meditatively in the garden. The rhythm of raking, the rustling of leaves and the wind in my face renewed my spirit.  In between moments of bliss, I did tons of marking, mumbling mantras that were not pretty. Without these corrections, I might even be a little more social myself, instead of a recluse and part–time misanthrope.  We’ll see once I give it up. 

We do have lots to discuss on Wednesday.  If I’m lucky, we may not even find time for Atwood and Munro.  So I’ll expect you around six, and as discussed earlier, we’d better keep the visit to Hildegard for later.

Hope your head feels better – too much parteeeing, eh?

Sarah 

 

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