As well as I know my students by April, I forget how well they know me, too. My favorite moment in the day might have been as I was dismissing one class to lunch. I opened the door and motioned into the hall, indicating that they could leave, and in the silent room one boy suddenly voiced what I must say almost daily: "Goodbye my loves. Have a good lunch." I maintain that laughing is still permissible during a day of silence--at least I hope it is, because I laughed hard in that moment.
In other news, I ran nine miles yesterday. I was nervous before the run because of the distance, and because I was planning to run a new route and I more often than not make a wrong turn and end up who knows where. But, I didn't make any wrong turns and I ran the whole nine miles at just under my goal race pace, so felt joyous when I had finished. Upon returning home I listened to these seven songs loud and on repeat to celebrate. I invite you to do the same.
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
This Sweet Love – James Yuill
Ritual Union (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – Little Dragon
Tenuousness – Andrew Bird
Until We Bleed – Kleerup
Sail – AWOLNATION
Everlasting Light – The Black Keys