Well, I Don’t Know If You Ever Wanted To Be A Teacher, But I’m Kinda Glad You Are.

My music teacher is like a ruffled bird, straight and stiff. He has a slightly angry, bemused air. I find him to be fascinatingly funny. The general consensus agrees with this. Though there are those who purse their lips at his swaying, snapping dance moves (proof, I believe, of their envy. At the last school function, my mother pointed at him and said “Did you see that? That guy? That’s your teacher? He’s dancing? Okay, um, wow. He’s good.” My cyniscm is a byproduct of my mother’s and, if she’s impressed, I cannot differ), we all have a certain degree of respect for him. He dresses in button-down, cream-colored shirts and velvety brown pants – clothes a mother would choose for her child, imagining he would grow into them. His hair is slick, gelled, balding at some points. Repeatedly he reaches back to smooth his palm over it, as if to check that each jet black clump is in place. He has fluid movements, his hands reaching up and over, fingers closing and opening rapidly when he wants to silence us, just like they do in orchestra. Does he imagine each of us to be an instrument?

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  1. Cai wrote::

    Hi Emma! Thanks for dropping by Pink Urinal. I enjoy reading this one. I will spend more time reading your other posts.

    Maybe one of these days we can have some literary discussion, let’s kill all those grown ups who care about nothing but figures.

    And yes, i wasnt happy last monday too.

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 3:52 am #