Saturday, October 3, 2009
These early fall mornings are perfect for walking around the town. Of course, I don't usually have time for that, being a working woman and all, but every morning, just about the time I go rushing out to start the Suburban, I see this determined lady walking her dogs, who seem to be delighted to be out and about. They nip at each other occasionally, but don't waste time brawling. I've never seen her use the stick anyway. Maybe it's just to keep predators away from the precious pooches.
She and I are alike, I think... except my charges nip a little louder and swap places occasionally without tangling their leashes. As long as I keep them moving swiftly along, though, they are busy, and content. I see my job as guiding, cajoling--encouraging them to follow the right paths. Yes, I do carry a big stick; mostly, it's to keep the predators away from my precious cargo.
Friday, October 2, 2009
stumbled into a foreign classroom, on the other side of the building, where I found abandoned bones in a big glass box, a bustle of boys by a bunsen burner and one young science madonna, preparing a slide by the cool blue light of the biology lab.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I think it's beginning to be a habit with the morning sky. Look what we got to see this morning, my riders and I, that is. They love for me to stop and take a picture of the sunrise, hoping in vain that we'll be late for school. They won't be counted tardy if the van is late, and five minutes they don't have to sit in class is five minutes of FREEDOM. (never mind that they are sitting stuffed into a warm, Suburban beside the road, sharing a hand held video game or wiggling enough to annoy each other into "stop-its") Ah the obstreperousness of junior high kids! If you click on the picture to enlarge it you can see the sunbeams streaming from the top of the cloud.