Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Raining Big on March 2, 2011
The diameter of the raindrops reached one centimeter this morning on the way to school. "It is raining big," observed my international student friend. Every moment is a lesson so we begin gently with "Here we usually say it is raining hard". He repeats and I repeat and the word hard begins to work on me. We talk of the way that "huh" sound comes from the belly. Today, the lesson is hard for even his core muscles hurt from the work out yesterday at track and field practice. Lovely to think of this fifteen year old boy so far from home taking on "hard". It comes to him in rain, in school, in body and in brain but he does not despair. Instead he sheds sunshine in my car and laughs at his mistakes joking his way towards understanding.