holy time-travel, batman!

15 10 2009

…i just turned in mid-term grades. at some schools, that comes way early, but i counted. we meet 28 times (15 weeks @ 2x per week – 2 holidays), & we’re at 15 down, 13 to go. i’m only just starting to get to know these kids, and they’re already one foot out my door…

seriously, folks, stop blinking. you miss something, i miss something–maybe y’all have extra smoke in your eyes and you’re speeding it up for the rest of us, something.

it’s supposed to snow this weekend. they’re wearing scarves and looking beleaguered, the ones up from the city, where it was 65 and sunny this weekend. the culture shock is coming, and they know it. they cringe when they speak of the sky.

but, really… you bleaksburgians know what i mean, & compiling other stories says you’re not the only ones… would it really feel like college if it didn’t come with brooding weather & that sense, when you bolt back into the dorms, that you & the folks you’ve chosen to gather around you are all lucky to have each other, little pods of allies against the big, dark sky and all its metaphors about the wide and scary world beyond the safe corners of the clusters of stone shelters and the neat-mown lawns?

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4 responses

16 10 2009
pictsy

Is there fog? My idea of college involves lots of fog.

16 10 2009
tyra

i’ve only seen a little of it, but, then, i commute in to teach; i’m not there during the times of day (and night) that we would have been roaming about appreciating the fog!

16 10 2009
tyra

i’ve only seen a little of it, but, then, i commute in to teach; i’m not there during the times of day (and night) that we would have been roaming about appreciating the fog!

16 10 2009
pictsy

Is there fog? My idea of college involves lots of fog.

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