Looking out the window of the classroom, hoping that the students were too preoccupied with some grammar point, I caught several glimpses of Today’s Perfect Moment. At first the sky was a brilliant blue–the kind of blue makes you think of deep oceans, or impossible jewels. It was a summer day that everyone wanted to see.
Then, when I could sneak a moment away from my students’ work, I noticed the sky had become dark and ominous. Rain seemed imminent. Rain seemed like it would take over. I hear the students groan about not having umbrellas and noticed their scowls and pouts.
Things changed again when the sky took back its blue. We were all left to wonder what had happened. We were all relieved, but confused. Several students consulted their smartphones–which seemed less than intelligent in that situation.
I smiled inwardly, recognizing that Today’s Perfect Moment had revealed itself to many, but found a mostly unappreciative audience.