Listen to the music

Friday, June 11, 2010

Au Revoir Les Enfants



"A good teacher is like a candle---it consumes itself to light the way for others." - Author unknown

Teaching is like THE DANCE; it requires intense training from the masters



under whose scrutinizing observations



the precision of the science



is demanded and expected



in order to give birth to the wonder of the art.



Flexibility in all circumstances





prepares you to be ready and fit



to withstand the pain of having to eventually say



Au Revoir Les Enfants





To do it effectively, the dance leaves one spent



Mais ├ža vaut la peine, YES, it's worth it all, because the reward of seeing your students take flight in the colors of their uniqueness



is richer



and sweeter



and more beautiful



than the glory of the dance itself.



Another school year awaits in the wings



but before our little charges come back to school

relax



with a friend



with the one you love



or toute seule



and rejoice in a job well-done.



To all educators and parents everywhere.

Photo Credits:

Autographed Point Shoes from the blog BALLET NEWS

Photos of Desserts from the book Paris Patisseries, Flammarion

Black and White Paris Images from the book, Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women, Flammarion