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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Au Revoir Les Enfants - Bonjour Les Vacances

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

Teaching is like THE DANCE 

for it requires intense training from the masters

under whose scrutinizing observations


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 ça 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 go back to school in


this summer

relax with a friend

with the one you love

or toute seule

and rejoice in a job well-done.

But for now



and around every corner

see the beauty of your possibilities.

To all educators and parents everywhere.

Photo Credits:

Intense Raspberry Desserts by Christina for Greige
Last Provence photo by Jose Villa via Desde Mi Ventana
Rudolph Nureyev's foot: Frogly Speaking