Music, Books, and Tea

Warm sunlight streamed through the library’s window, offering a panoramic view of the Great Whale River. Loreena McKennitt’s mystical music poured out of my playbook, as I sipped peppermint tea from my thermos.

Can life get any better?

Most of the staff left for a teachers’ conference in a more northerly community for the week. I was originally scheduled to go, but it was decided in the last minute that special education technicians need not attend. I was looking forward to the experience, but happy to not to fly and live in uncertain residences.

So ….

I offered to overhaul the school library.

And life even gets better.

I am surrounded by classic tales from my childhood, books I read to my kids when they were little; Dr. Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham), Mercer Mayer (There’s Something in the Attic). Also the series of the Little Critters, Berenstain Bears, The Babysitters’ Club, and Kenneth Oppel’s batwing series … and of course Harry Potter, piles of picture books, books with fabulous nature photographs, atlases …

Yes, life is good!

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