Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I am in class teaching today. There is not much for me to do because today is just a work day. The students will come and talk to me if they need help or if they would like to take a break from this class, but other than that I am left alone. The soft music I am playing is almost putting me to sleep. I wonder what it is doing to them. They have been really quiet today. Hmm... Maybe I should put on something more upbeat. But what?? I am not in the mood for any of that. You hear that all day in the car and at home. They need a break from the typical radio music. Heck, I need a break from it. Sitting here at the desk, watching the class work, makes me wonder what they are thinking about. Granted, some are talking rather loudly and making it known what is on their mind. No, I mean the quiet ones; the ones who are sitting alone and keeping their mouths closed. They seem so peaceful while they work. Then again, working in clay does that to a person. I mean really working in it. Feeling where the bumps are, using your delicate finger to smooth the outside, and eyeballing it to make sure it looks right. When really working in clay, it puts you into a sort of trance; allows your thoughts to flow freely. Art is one of the most peaceful things you can do. I think that must be why I enjoy teaching it so much. I like to see the students that what I have told them and create something out of it. I love to see where that trance leads them and what they make while under the spell of the clay. Now I have changed the music, and it is interesting to see how the mood of the room has completely shifted. Aretha Franklin can do that to you. I hope that someday I will be able to be as good of a teacher as Sari is. I see the way these students look up to her and I envy her. I want a class of my own! I am tired of waiting. I have so many ideas that I want to try and can't really try here because it's not MY class. Oh my look how the time has flown by! I better go check on my students. :)

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