As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?
As a child I always disliked school.
I disliked the routines
I disliked the rigidity
I disliked the patter
I disliked the uniforms
I disliked the focus on the norm. Anything that fell outside the middle of the bell curve was seen as a hassle.
I disliked nearly all of it. I would have thrived on home schooling. Being a quiet child singles you out. I mainly kept to myself. Schooling was not a joyous occasion. We have summer coming up. During the school years it was overly hot. I was always wistful and dreamy, trying to sit near the window, looking out, daydreaming of another life, half remembered, another time, half forgotten.