Well, fuck me. Somebody went and found some rabbits up in here.
This morning, I’m surveying a room of 26 teenagers in the half-light, bent over their paperbacks, sustaining their silent reading. Some of them have chosen well – a juicy YA romance here, Twilight there – and a few struggle nobly, having erred and plucked the random Kafka or Camus from the pile. No one talks, no one sleeps. This is what it’s like the first day: no fast moves.
And Kellye Washington walks in. Kellye Washington! The most defiant, flinty student I have ever taught! (See previous entry.) My blood turns to ice. I play it cool.