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of absence and achievement: slice of life no. 3

Tue August 17 2010

there has been a shift.  borne out of necessity, maybe, but i feel it deeper than mere obligation.  it is not so simple as  the cliche switch-that-has-been-turned-on, but there has been a definite snapping into place. a snapping that has brought the watery jelly-like substance of the unformed determination of before into clearer focus. the dragging of heels, the simple unwishing for it to be. i see now how enveloping that avoidance was. what’s not clear is why. was i tired? was i defeated? was i scared? with or without those answers, i feel ready now. i still feel doubt, i still feel unprepared, i still feel skeptical of the depths of my patience. but for all that, i feel ready. i remember. i remember i want it. i remember how to. i remember what strengths i have. i remember i am a teacher. i am ready to teach.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tue August 17 2010 12:43 pm

    yup – i can see that our slice of life entries go together…

  2. Tue August 17 2010 4:47 pm

    Great post. I loved rhythm that the short sentences created.

  3. Tue August 17 2010 5:54 pm


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