There are two days left where my students will be in school. It is saddening. I wish that this year could go on, but I know it won't and we will all move on in different directions. Sometimes I dream about what my students will become in 5 or 10 years. Who knows. What people expected of me when I was 15 and what I became at 25 do not line up. Life happened.
I had a dream last night. I was on an airliner and was traveling with a group although I didn't register who the group was. The plane started to descend, we were landing in Moscow. As we got off the plane and started to go through customs I became very confused as to where I should go next to find my baggage and get to my connecting flight. Just then a small hand took mine. I realized that I had been traveling with my students and now they were going to show me which way to go to safely get to my next flight. Subconcious working?
I have less than three weeks until I take off for Europe. On the 18th I fly to London and spend 5(?) days there, then to Paris for 4 days. Then, back to London and on to Istanbul. I will spend about two weeks in Istanbul and eastern Turkey which should be rife with adventure.
Meanwhile I continue with graduate courses over the summer. Masochist I am. I am also just starting to delve into preparing for Japan. I fly to Japan on July25(?) where I will begin next year's cycle. It promises to be an exciting, scary, and happy couple of months.