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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



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 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

September



this summer

relax with a friend



with the one you love



or toute seule



and rejoice in a job well-done.


But for now

DREAM WITH YOUR EYES OPEN

LES YEUX OUVERTS



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
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Rudolph Nureyev's foot: Frogly Speaking