I left high school in 1979 with decent grades. I was silent and I was shy. I was non-athletic, non-musical and cared more for math than literature. I was a virgin and would be blushing and tongue tied in the presence of a girl. Actually I felt intimidated in the presence of anyone else. I had spent most of my free time in libraries and if it hadn’t been for my grades I would have shrunk into the shadows.
But I entered university and met with other people just like me. Tongue-tied nerds with decent grades who enjoyed discussing differences between electronic calculators or the way to find that irrational means only looking deep into infinity. I began to talk in public, dared to question the black-boarded scribbles of university professors. I had metamorphosed from being shy to being boisterous and bold.
after the shower
the butterfly jerks its wings —
a scent of morning
Merril guest hosts at dVerse Haibun Monday and wants us to write a haibun on a moment of change that we have experienced…
October 29, 2018