Until my nausea passes and I'm able to return to working in the kitchens, I've been given the opportunity to help in the school. It's a tiny return to normality, as it wasn't so very long ago that I was teaching, for three years in Sunnyside, as both principal and English and literature. Most of my teaching duties here won't resemble any of my previous ones at all, but I've been thinking that it would be lovely to teach a small class, much like one of my literature classes at Redmond. We would be focusing on the likes of Tennyson, Longfellow, Wordsworth, and not simply reading their works for enjoyment -- which should always be the primary motivator for reading. We would also look into the meanings behind the poems, and discover our own, as we face our own "brave new world", as Aldous Huxley put it.
If any of you would be interested in this, please do let me know! It would be separate from the book club, of course, and not intended to compete with them at all.