Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rice cake, anyone?

What says the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL like nothing else? RICE CAKES!!
Today all of the teachers came to school for a big meeting the day before the first day of school. At 10:30 I got a call from my co-teacher to meet at the teacher room to eat- what? Rice cake, of course. I have not even seen rice cake since the last day of the first semester but I know as soon as I see one that means school has started. At lunch we went to a soup place. I insisted on getting meat in my soup otherwise I leave hungrier than when I came. 

Welcome back, kiddies!

Clouds in my eyes

I have started falling in love with clouds for some crazy reason. Yesterday while walking home I had to stop in my tracks when I saw these.

I have started going up to the roof after work. After 5 pm there is a sweet patch of shade for my camp chair. The escape from my "cozy" two room apartment is almost delicious.

It is quiet up here. There's a soft breeze coming off the mountains. I throw my head over the back of the chair and take deep breaths to get any tension out of my body. The Fugees serenade me, calling me Mona Lisa over and over again. The familiar rhymes ease my mind.

Up here, the distance from home does not seem so far. Not being confined in my tiny place and being in an open space is almost...sensual. All of my senses are being stimulated and caressed.

Up here I can breathe cool mountain air and almost touch the clouds.
How can I not fall in love?