Restoration

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch.

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch, on a sunny day, just a tad cooler than expected.

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch, on a sunny day, just a tad cooler than expected, with wise colleagues who fight the fight alongside you every day, but whom you rarely get to see.

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch, on a sunny day, just a tad cooler than expected, with wise colleagues who fight the fight alongside you every day, but whom you rarely get to see; colleagues who cross departments, schools, experiences.

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch, on a sunny day, just a tad cooler than expected, with wise colleagues who fight the fight alongside you every day, but whom you rarely get to see; colleagues who cross departments, schools, experiences; colleagues who are really more like friends, who know so much about your daily life and are there for you in the moments when everything is too much or too funny or too sad to experience by yourself.

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch, on a sunny day, just a tad cooler than expected, with wise colleagues who fight the fight alongside you every day, but whom you rarely get to see; colleagues who cross departments, schools, experiences; colleagues who are really more like friends, who know so much about your daily life and are there for you in the moments when everything is too much or too funny or too sad to experience by yourself; letting the work rest just a little bit, knowing it will be there, but not feeling it press down on your shoulders in quite the same way for that stolen hour.

There is nothing so restorative as a good bowl of pho for lunch.

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4 thoughts on “Restoration

  1. My favorite part was “when everything is too much or too funny or too sad to experience by yourself.” That is such a lovely line that perfectly captures the camaraderie among teacher friends.

  2. Oh, I’m stealing this structure one day. I think you’ve got me on a structure kick. I like how each addition enhances the experience. Thank goodness for pho, colleagues/friends, and a little break.

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