Men come and go; a tide of endless foam.
Being a new teacher is rough. We don’t know what to ask. We don’t know how to ask. And we don’t know what to do fairly often. We’re overwhelmed and often treading water just enough to keep from drowning, but not enough to stop from inhaling some of the water.
You went to the local discount store, because who pays full price for pillows these days? You can’t stand the price they want you to pay for something that would end up flat within a week or two anyway. You go through the smoosh test. The all batting one is too hard. The half batting half down is still too hard and feels odd. And the all down is too soft. But your friend said it would change your life, so you pause. The pillow rolls around in your hands as you mull it over until you notice the clearance tag. It’s marked 50% off, and to the register, you go. Honestly, who wouldn’t?
She gazes into the glory of the magical candle