Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Today's #TwinTuesday is kind of on the metaphorical side.  If you look at my twin, should she post her photo, you'll see that she has an inhaler and a lock.  Turns out I don't own either object.  So here's what I did:  I found a healthcare item that heals the OUTSIDE of the body, rather than an inside organ.  Also, I found a KEY, which is the inverse of a lock.  So, what we have is an oppositional art vibe happening here.

Speaking of metaphor and juxtaposition, one of my very favorite people in the world died last week.  Bob Shandorf was my high school English teacher for two years.  He has been a critical mentor for me and was a significant factor in my decision to pursue teaching as a career.

Basically, I love this guy.  I loved him even when he wrote "NO," underlined and in all caps on the sides of my papers.  It made those times when he scrawled a gigantic A as big as my Blue Book that much sweeter. I've carried my notebook from his American Lit class with me from job to job as a reminder of why I do what I do.

His service today was lovely and funny and heartfelt.  He picked the readings himself, including the last page of Gatsby. He's that classy.

Here's to the Green Light and all the goodness in literature and language.

I'm not sure how he'd respond to #TwinTuesday, but he'd probably think it's curious.  And that's all it's supposed to be.

1 comment:

jdoc said...

Mr. Shandorf sounds like one of the good ones. I'm glad he was your teacher.

I'm also glad for the random #OppositeTuesday you've thrown in here. It works.