Tuesday, June 06, 2006
JOURNAL: June 6, 2006
Clouds and chilliness hovered around southern New England yesterday, but I managed to keep my classroom warm and jovial most of the time. When I arrived at school around 6:00 a.m., the air felt more like October than June. I even turned my small space heater on to take the chill off (while keeping the window open a bit to hear the morning bird songs). Feeling the stream of cold air coming across my arms through the screen, I could have imagined it was football season instead of graduation time. However, my students and I had a comfortable day, I think. My classes were not all that exciting, but at least the students felt cozy and at ease. We laughed a lot as the dark clouds passed by outside, and as the birds whistled their late spring songs. Later, I walked in the park, trudging up and down the stone steps nine times. I listened to some spiritual reading on my iPod as I walked, which helped to invigorate my mind as I was rejuvenating my body. The cold-looking clouds overhead kept threatening rain, but I felt only some sprinkles as I climbed the steps over and over again. As I walked back to the house, the air felt almost as chilly as it did at 6:00 in the morning as I sat by the open window in my classroom.