Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Things I've noticed lately. I like the word, notice.

One of Jim's students wrote him a week ago:
Dear Professor. I just noticed I received a D.

He just happened to notice.

And in the noticing, no doubt, he wished he could no longer notice.

But still, he is only noticing.
As if he is a mere observer. Even a distant observer.

And the D is like a bird that landed on his windowsill.
Who can say why? Or know how some things land as they land.

1 comment:

michael salinger said...

this made me chuckle out loud

students often "notice" these sort of things

it may just be the curmudgeonization process that i have subscribed to

but i find that a lot of folks experience life as if it is being done to them against their will.