22 March 2009

How to Survive the Winter

Road Along The Waterfront, Brighton
Waterfront, Brighton, England

Two years ago, I asked a friend for some advice.

"How did you survive the winter?"
"You've got to remember that you're only there for a short time," she said.

A difficult thing to do, when you're also trying to remember intricate details about the learning of thirty five-year-olds in six complicated curriculum areas.

But still, every now and then I have these moments when time seems to stop. Suddenly I can see that next year all of this will be memories, in fact, that yesterday seems a little blurry, and that even today is just about to fade away.

I see more clearly when I know it's disappearing.

Written 10.3.09

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