I got to work today and made it up to the office, arms full of gradebooks and planners - cup of coffee balanced precariously on top. With my hair twisted into a bun held up by a pencil and my non-existent glasses sliding down my nose, I ambled down the hallway reminding students of assignments, tossing off one-liners, and rolling my eyes in a good-natured way*.
I sat down at my desk and immediately began to think of all of the wonderful ways I would reach the minds of young people today. This is what I do every morning because I am a great teacher.
So I was chatting online and sipping my coffee after just having moved my "to do" pile to the left side of my desk - which, if I position my chair just so, I never have to see.
When, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something.
I swear to God this was not on my desk yesterday.
I think this is one of those things that just is. A mystery. The Holy Trinity. You really can't spend too much time trying to figure out what it all means.
How can it not mean something? Look at this guy.
*none of which actually happened