Gouldies are heroes too!
OVERHEARD IN SPANISH CLASS: Mr Alford, is the movie “The Martian” a cartoon, or was it actually filmed on Mars?
Heroes are special things. And I’m not talking about the kind you see here, the kind you eat:
…although this DOES look really really good. But no, I’m talking about PEOPLE heroes. And not the kind of people heroes that you eat. I did some extensive research (asked another teacher in the faculty room), and came up with a working definition for “hero”: Someone who doesn’t have to pay taxes. Or someone who can fly.
Which is why I rejected our working definition outright. And came up with my own, which is mine and belongs to me. So here it is, citizens of Glogcelona: “Somebody I want to be like when I grow up.”
In that way, I’d like to shine a digital, Glog-light (Glight?) on two of my heroes: My children, Ben and Chaia.
These two wonderful (and good looking) Gouldies inspire me every day. Here are a few ways:
- Chaia spends her Sunday afternoons tutoring Somali immigrants in English
- Ben tutors in both the math and writing centers at Gould every week
- Both auditioned for and sang in the Maine District 2 choral festival this year
- Both gave half of their summer vacation to our family and walked across Spain with their parents
- Chaia is a writer extraordinaire who has published 2 books, as has Ben (see Amazon.Com)
- Ben began nordic skiing in elementary school, and now races for Gould. Chaia too.
- They are kind, and generous, and gentle, and funny, and musical. And they work hard at school every day
- They are not afraid to hug their dad in the dining hall!
Heroes, both! AND, neither of them have to pay taxes either.