Thursday, August 25, 2016


Over the summer, at each school I've worked at, the whole place just gets pulled apart. There are always some variety of summer programs going on that must be worked around, but nearly every space gets pulled apart, cleaned from top to bottom, repainted, re-varnished, revamped, and ultimately put back together. And at every school, the staff goes through its own reliable cycle -- weary and ready for rest in June, a little sluggish yet optimistic in July about how much will be accomplished in the quiet days, suddenly shocked in mid-August at how the summer just evaporated, and then in the days when it suddenly all gets put back together and the arrival of faculty and students is imminent -- it's all excitement and anticipation and joyful energy because *this* is going to be the best year yet. Every time.
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1 comment:

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Happy New Year... we begin again, and thank goodness it is, sooner or later, with that joyful energy and renewed anticipation!