The group work was to discuss "values" we'd been assigned. Each of the nine groups of students had a value--my group had "gratitude". Each day for the next few weeks, a different group is going to present their value to the rest of the class. To-day we heard about courtesy.
"Does this class feel like rehab to you?" I asked someone in my group.
"Well, at least we're learning stuff we'll actually use in life," my fellow Gratitude group member responded. "Instead of things we'll never use."
I thought then about how much all the other students seem actually to be enjoying the class. To-day we were also told for the millionth time that soda is unhealthy. I haven't had a soda in at least nine years. This is the first time I've felt the urge to go buy a Coke.
Gods save us from useful things.
Twitter Sonnet #597
Can one tell of winter without a bear?
Snowflake helicopter delayed the rose.
Tiny grass helmets concealed the cold pear.
Hieroglyphs run down her green panty hose.
Vapour cemetery monkeys stand guard.
Desire is a blank DVD spool.
The hazy blue glassworks drew the dead card.
The brand new robot takes up its first tool.
Taco shops slip from the slick surf board plate.
Orders came from octaves beyond Palance.
Jack sings songs of Contempt and gangster weight.
Contagions gestating pay no balance.
Drain libraries catalogue no stopper.
Stethoscope sketchbooks strip the green copper.