I kind of find random moments appealing. I’m not talking about random as in unpredictable, but rather random as in “where did that come from?” As I type this, I suspect I am not really making m point. I am talking about random as something spontaneous rather than merely unlikely.
I guess I will need today’s Perfect Moment to better illustrate this.
Normally, every summer, we get a large influx of teachers at the school to cope with the demand that seems to grow every year. This year is no different. In years long past, I often met and tried to befriend these souls who entered when there was little time to train and answer their questions. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in the last couple of years. I am not sure why, but I am sure I have made less of an effort to meet people.
While that really hasn’t changed, I did find myself in conversation with these “new” teachers today. One of this interesting group of three is going to be teaching class with me, so I am trying to be supportive. I remember what it was like on my first day. If not for the help of Shauna, I don’t think I would have survived.
During our talk, one made a comment about my lunch. Today, I took a salad. I mentioned my desire to lose a few pounds rather than wax lyrical about the deliciousness of salads.
That is when the randomness struck. Another of the new teachers said, out of the blue, (hence what I mean about random) and said I was handsome. She made no mention of the salad. She made no mention of my weight loss desires. I really didn’t know where that came from. I was a bit flabbergasted and merely said “thank you”.
I was receptive, but now I believe I should have returned the compliment.
I did not see her for the rest of the day and was left wondering about her and her compliment. Perhaps it was a dream.