This has been one of those “once in a blue moon” –one of those “I’ll never forget this as long as I live,” “it seems to good to be true” kind of days. What happened? Well, I can sum it all up in one word–STUDENTS–and the fact that they still amaze and dazzle and humble me–still bring me to tears–to my knees–bring me to my senses and then some.
Basically, it all boils down to my having received letters from three students wanting to champion my cause to the Writing Program’s ” Award Selection Committee”–three students who make the most stunningly beautiful comments about my teaching. As I said in an email to Rachel this afternoon, the letters describe me as the kind of teacher I have always wanted to be but never dreamed I could be.
So to those of you who wrote those letters–THANK YOU–from the deepest place inside of me, from the bottom of my heart, from the center of my soul, from the still small point of my turning world–I THANK YOU!