Mike Fedison had a wonderful teacher for ninth grade English. I hope you will share the pleasure I took in reading his post about a writer’s lesson learned.
As time pushes on, as the months and years pass by and life navigates its twists and turns, the things we learned in school sometimes blur into the trees and promontories of the background.
We might remember our first date, our best friend from school, we may recall, painfully, feelings of rejection and loneliness, moments of ridicule.
But how many in-class lessons do we remember? Can we remember anything pertinent our 8th-grade algebra teacher taught us? (Well, surely, Marc Kuslanski can!) How about 10th-grade history or chemistry? Sadly, so much is lost, often irretrievably so. But some lessons endure. Some remain vibrant and alive, decades later.
For me, one such lesson occurred one sunny spring day in English class when I was a freshman in high school. The teacher, a large, balding man with a soft voice, was a writer at heart, and sometimes, seemingly at random, he would…
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Thanks for stopping to comment Trisha. I love to hear when people have had inspiring teachers.
I have a lot of memories from my school and college days, i have had some great teachers (studied in too many schools, that was an advantage) 🙂
Heck it’s a great story but for em I can’t even remember school it’s that long ago.
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LOL. Oh, I’m sure you’ll find it was only yesterday. 🙂
I read it on Mike’s blog and loved it very much. And I still do.
Hi Evelyne. Thanks for stopping to comment.