I enjoyed this Smithsonian article detailing how celebrated author E.B. White came to write Charlotte's Web through his love for nature and animals.
Whew. What a week. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments over the past few days. I wasn't on the computer much, but I read them all and felt the outpouring of love from you. I think I cried more this week than I have in an entire year. I wish you could have witnessed the scene at the end of the day yesterday: big, unstoppable tears from the teachers, students and parents. It would have been comical if it wasn't so difficult.
Letting them go is always the hardest part. I can't describe it exactly, but for me, my students become so much a part of my life that the abrupt ending after a year together feels like I've been hit by a ton of bricks. Or maybe a bus. I will be fine, of course. But I'll never forget them, especially not this group.
Tomorrow, we are attending the wedding of one of Tiho's co-workers. Aside from that, I'm going to sleep and catalog a ton of photos from the school year. So, I'll probably cry again and then sleep some more. Good thing wine will be accompanying it all.
See you Monday.