The Die Is Cast | Melissa DeCastro

July 31, 2014 1:23 PM

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The Die Is Cast | Melissa DeCastro

The midpoint of the summer season has passed and the autumn beckons with colder nights and shorter days, and new school years for children. Teachers are starting to prepare and another class begins. I have reached an age when now some of my teachers are no longer teaching and it is a sad realization, and a new appreciation for them that they will not be sharing their wisdom for the next generation. In the end, it is not the building or facilities or grounds that make a school, but the quality of the teachers.

Teachers are often thanked at the end of the year and we move on. They represent preserved moments in our lives. We remember them as captured in a time, as if they would reign ageless and always be in the classrooms in front of desks where we once sat. When we are young everything only seems importa...

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