In honor of your embarking into the great unknown, or of merely embarking into summer weather, we need a ritual.
To deal with this need, please come to class Friday with an object, a picture, a collage, a symbolic item that represents your coming of age. After all, you are all in the midst of your own coming-of-age story, and we should honor that progression.
To clarify, symbols are not literal, but instead require explanation. That means if you are a skier, don’t bring me skis. Bring me something that symbolizes your development as a skier, and perhaps is reminiscent of the feeling that skiing brings you. Preferably, bring something small, or a drawing, or a photo… Not literal, remember, so no pictures of you as a child.
Here are some classic stand-by symbols:
Many animals go through tremendous physical transformation; the butterfly is the most common symbol of transformation because it emerges from a chrysalis after its former life as a caterpillar.
Spiders represent weaving, creativity, and fate, depending on what tradition you look at—but, they could symbolize terror of the unknown, the sting of fear in your heart; who knows what spiders might mean for you personally.
You will need to 1) bring the item/symbol/object and 2) explain it.
This is your ticket out of my class, and into the unknown.
MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY
You worked on your essay in class today.
You were to leave your work here.
See you tomorrow.
Well, as you know, you've been writing your final essay. I suppose you all told your sub what you were supposed to do. Not sure why my post is not published, but I will see what I can discover.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be yours for writing during my class, if need be.
Best wishes for a lovely weekend!