Sunday, March 15, 2009

marching and breaking

a lot of people will disagree with me, but teachers most certainly need their breaks. you have no idea how exhausting this is until you actually do it.

clearly there are far too many people commenting on things they haven't the first clue about.

congratulations, teachers.

break away.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

floating or spinning

it's so much more those everyday creations than anything chaotic. this whole thing operates in some sort of perfect hanging there law of things - everything just so. you are not going to get too much outside of it. even when you spiral spiral downward, you do it relatively quietly and over a long period of time. and meanwhile, just breathing breathing and not floating away, wishing gravity would pay tribute to your so-called chaos - like couldn't the earth just stop spinning for a minute and acknowledge you, damnit. but it just keeps on spinning.

it's all just perfectly hanging there and going on endlessly - a palette of experiences. just look around at all the creations - a veritable experience movie picture show.

well, you know what that is, don't you?

changing in a phone booth

in the interest of
saving time

(cape and all)

i'm synthesizing

in the interest of
saving time

(flying stance)

do it all at once

Saturday, February 7, 2009

the rightest wrong answers at an interview

i hope you don't mind, but i'm not into forcing beliefs of any kind on anyone. i'm into highly critical thinking. i'm into knowing you believe something sometimes because you've tested it. by learning something's wrong, by how you feel it, you come to know in fact what's right - it's how you feel it. and suddenly, honing a sense of self awareness becomes the most important skill that you can push on a child. because they are malleable, in some senses, like fresh as a soft new snow. and you can put things on them. but you have a responsibility not to simply put on them the things that are bogging you down. if you want to be a teacher, you better get inside your own head and figure out what's wrong with you. and you better keep some tabs on that, or just make yourself better. you have a responsibility to these kids. they don't have any choices. we don't let them. so they didn't choose you, they didn't sign up for you. you chose them. you signed up for this. you must recognize that they are impressionable or you wouldn't be here. so you better use this awareness for good, my friend, or so help me... i probably won't be able to do anything about it. but i wish i could get my superpower on somehow and stop you. i swear if i hear any of you say beacuse i said so... i will do nothing. but every time you say it, it kills me a little. even if i don't hear it. so have that on your conscience.

if there's anything you are doing as a teacher, it is fostering a new sort of mentality - the only mentality that any of us who are looking can see as being that which is necessary to change the world. sure, math along the way, science along the way, language easily along the way - it's stitched into the fabric of our very existence... music most definitely along the way. but encourage a new mentality. this is the only job you have been chosen for. save the world, cheerleader.

blessed blessed aloneness

there is something to be said for the people in my life right now, that despite how much i love being alone, i cannot leave them alone. i would give up being alone for all of you.

that being said, i do very much enjoy it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

what of all your bare skin?

it's too cold for even my casual wear.
how did you hair dids do it?
i lost my toes in sheepskin packaging,
your's already primed to be broken.

some kind of crazy spirits or something.
frankly, i'm astonished.

Friday, January 16, 2009

i love the whole while this whole thing plays out.