Archive for December 2nd, 2014

re-entry

Everyone was saying that going back after this break was surprisingly difficult.  Why so hard this year?  I don’t know. It is so dark outside.  It’s dark when we get up and dark when we get home.  A lot of the kids complained of not being able to go to sleep on Sunday night–out of sync with the school week, I guess.  And some people were getting on my nerves.  I was reminded of what Frederic, in The Pirates of Penzance, tells the pirates when he announces his intention to leave them and wage war against their kind: “Individually, I love you all with affection unspeakable, but collectively, I look upon you with a disgust that amounts to absolute detestation.”