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Too late to the horizon

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One of the pleasures of teaching college students is soaking up their youthful energy. A good day in the classroom can be rejuvenating, even electric—most of the time.

On occasion, though, a conversation with a college-age student leaves me feeling as if I reached the horizon too late to see the sunset: All that's left is shadow clouds hung in a scowling sky smeared with a streak of the colors of a bruise.

In the morning I wake up feeling like a tree that's been sliced down. I can count every one of my rings.

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nodressrehersal
Aug. 10th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
The saying, "You're only as old as you feel" is reassuring on some days more than others. Just remember, we've got wisdom on our side. And discounts - don't forget those early bird specials we now qualify for.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 10th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
As my friends and I used to say in college, "The early bird catches the buzz."
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