Taking a PE Class
There are times when my pedagogic versatility is limited. As when I am asked to take a PE class. My age, hand-eye coordination and my lack of passion all conspire against me. To run, jump throw and kick without any evident purpose inspire no joy – no thrill in my soul. The scores, cheers, shots for goal, dashes to the finish and shouts of elation, leave me, deflated. But when a perfect word, articulate phrase or beautiful sentence springs to life in a student’s hand, my heart rises and soul sings. This IS life! This IS being truly human! Animals can run faster, fish swim further and birds fly higher, But only we, bring ideas, and thoughts, abstractions, wisdom and dreams to vibrant life … with Words.