As I was going through papers, I found a drawing a former student gave to me on the last day of class. And so my thoughts turned to the her and all my students who write and continue to write and hope that their work will be acknowledged.
I want their work to be acknowledged, too. I have learned so much from them--important lessons about dedication and resilience and humility. And I've been impressed with their work, too, knowing in my heart of hearts that they have often been more talented, more skilled than I am.
Just wanted to tell them all for being a part of my life.