Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Yesterday I renewed some great friendships.
First, around 7:00 in the morning, I met some friends down at the beach for a bike-ride and breakfast. The weather was perfect for riding – cool, clear, and windless – and we had a fine time cruising down the shore roads. It was by no means a demanding workout, so we were able to relax and chat as we pedaled in the cheerful early light. After our short ride, breakfast at a seaside cafe provided fine food and more genial conversation. Still more talk among old friends happened later in the day, when I met a former colleague at her grandson’s house. We enjoyed an hour or so together, harkening back to times gone by and watching the small boy swing back and forth under a comforting shade tree. We were also joined by two former students – kind and lighthearted sisters who unintentionally reminded us, I think, how rewarding the teaching profession can be.

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