truths and possibilities

the best way to start is by breathing – with a mouth full of nothing but space, with the nose – the best way to start is by breathing the air, the cool air, it’s november, half of the month is gone, the other half treading water, keeping the chin above the water line but barely, barely, until the day that the world becomes december and there is the marking of miracles to do.

i never really thought about covering my neck or letting it be bare – what would be the difference? but as my hair keeps growing, i realize i have a secret beneath it: it is the shape of my neck.

i come home in the afternoon thinking of my guitar, singing a song i made up in the hallway on the way out of the building,

love is just a thing that happens in the hallway
and no one really knows how it will turn out in the end

love is just a thing that happens leaning in the doorways
and no one really knows how it will turn out in the end

we wear our hearts like gloves on our hands…

and that’s as far as my hallway-love dittie went. these kids really do “make love” in the hallway. it’s the first place, maybe, where they can. funny how the concept of intimacy can begin to take form in a public space like that…

anyway.

today i presented this video to some of my students. i think it went well. here’s the link…

WORDS

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walking down the road with a book of conjugations in my hand.
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