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It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,
it could be weeds in a vacant lot,
or a few small stones;
just pay attention,
a few words together and
don’t try to make them elaborate,
this isn’t a contest
but the doorway
and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
~Mary Oliver, “Praying”
I’ve shared Mary Oliver poetry before…I love, love, love her…
“Have you seen my post yet, Mom?”
It was unusual to actually hear her voice, live. Most of the time since she left for college we’ve been reduced to communicating by text. I miss her.
“No….” I respond cautiously. “I’ve been at work all morning. Trying to get ready for next week, you know. Am I going to laugh or cry?” Something about this seemed, well, official.
“Neither. We made us official on…
Hope for the weekend- Repost from @thereaderbee
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Back to School Night year #23. The room was packed, parents were smiling, and former students and parents stopped by to visit. Sometimes I really love my job. #ilooktired #teaching #latenightbutworthit (at Emerson Ralph Waldo Junior High School)