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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On My Doorstep

The days are long right now, as the school year wraps up. My Poetry Club had their last meeting today, and we ate, talked, and laughed. Some of my young poets are graduating, but I have some wonderful students who will be coming back again next year. They are full of youth and enthusiasm, vigor, and beauty, and because they are young, they don't even know how much life they have. I left school late, it was nearly five, and then got an iced coffee and stopped to pick up groceries. I was only a mile from home when a cloud right over my car just opened up, but there was sunshine all around. I love it when you finish all of your errands and are safely in your car and then the rain falls.

So I walked in the door and found that a new book had arrived--what a treat. Well, I did order it! I'm reading Jude Morgan's Passion, and today Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontes by the same author arrived. I also have The Taste of Sorrow on order; I intend to fully indulge my Bronte obsession.

That's it for tonight; I spent hours working on grades, and I am thoroughly sick of numbers right now. While other lucky bloggers are in New York at the BEA, I will be grading finals and wishing I were there. Sob.

Oh well, I live on an island. I can go to the beach every day (theoretically). And next year, maybe, I will be at the BEA. Feel free to leave comments telling me all about the delicious things I'm missing....


Julie P said...

I'm with you--I am sad I am here at home in the Pacific NW rather than at BEA in NYC. Unlike you though, the rain here did not wait until I was safely in my car. I looked like a drowned rat when I got home--LOL....

Ashley M. said...

The rain waited until I was safely in IHOP today, and then started pouring. Then I had to run out to my car, drive to the school for the dance show, and park super far away and walk in that rain, too.
And then it was sunny when I came outside afterwards. :)
PS. Just to let you know, I think you should write about the banquet in this blog, when you get home from it. Trust me, it will be fabulous and completely heartwarming.

Hannah Stoneham said...

sounds like a nice evening - and that novel sounds fascinating (it is a novel right?)

thanks for sharing

Cheryl said...

Grading, yuck! But I have an award for you on my blog! Stop in and pick it up. :)



April said...

Ohhhh - I love the cover of this book and really really want to read it!!

Kristen said...

I will definitely have to search out the Morgan book on the Brontes. And I hear your pain about BEA. It wasn't in the cards for me this year either.