Working from home new habits are forming; walking or running in the morning we are often passing the nearby elementary school. I see the teacher coming early, sometimes I can meet them arriving, sometimes I see them in the classroom preparing. Later we meet children coming, walking or on bicycle,and these last few weeks when schools are back I see them with their parents. Parents are working from home like us so taking their time walking to school can be done without jeopardizing the first meeting. Back to the office seems far away.
I remember my first days at school after summer break. Walking with my friends with with house keys shoelaced around my neck, I knew that when I came home again the house would be silent.
How will children of today learn the difference between solitude and loneliness?
waiting for first frost
the aspen by the schoolyard —
greener than ever
Today Frank hosts Haibun Monday at dVerse, and inspires us with school start. Not having children or being a teacher I have to write about what I see and how it relates to my own school start.
August 30, 2021