Monthly Archives: December 2014
On the floor in the back corner of the closet/pantry where my mini-fridge lives, there is a hole. It is about 4″x9″, and it is terrifying.
I had the bright idea to introduce some new perspective to Immer Mittwoch, with the hope that someone else who has taught me a whole lot can pass on some of that knowledge to you as well. And so, without further ado, I have the honor of introducing you to my best friend, Talar.
Most people who don’t know me or my boyfriend well tend to treat our relationship as a modern Romeo and Juliet. We are star-crossed lovers from antagonistic countries locked in a power struggle, our families enemies of each other, forsaking our national loyalties to be together. I can tell you that it’s really not that dramatic; we get along very well. But there have been a few different perspectives that he’s exposed this relatively proud American to.
I can’t change a student’s race or economic background or their opportunities later in life by myself. But what I CAN change on a day-to-day basis is whether these students get the encouragement and affirmation they need, from a young age, through music.