MY DAY: Onward to Tuesday & September

The long days are not so sluggish as long as Zoom cooperates and doesn’t slam the process.

From 3:00-5:00 PM the system was down with “technical difficulties.”

To be expected, I suppose.

I have a love-hate relationship with September. I love that it’s my birth-month but I loathe that it hastens summer’s end.

Tomorrow morning, my post will include “September Song,” a somber, haunting tune with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill. Mr. Joshua Logan directed the Broadway production, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, from which this song was launched.

The Kettering teachers have returned to their classrooms but students won’t return until September 8th and online.

Around 6:30 AM, I hear car doors, from the parking lot outside my window, opening and closing as the still dedicated souls report for the day. I admire and worry about the teachers even without the students in the building.

I miss hearing the endless fleet of school buses rousing the campus into a livelier pace as students emerge to begin their day.

The world is different.

And, that’s okay.

My inconveniences are few and I feel lucky.

I love being forced to think outside the box, personally and professionally, and nudged to explore and try new things.

It’s still a good life.

The photo is of Erma, already fast asleep, and her paw stretched out to Baby.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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