I’m waaaaaay behind on grading. There are so many papers piled high, I don’t even know where to begin, oops. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been out and about livin’ ya life // haven’t looked at students homework assignments or quizzes since week 2 and it’s week 7.
But hey, at least I decided to start now instead of later, that’s what counts right? Right.
About half way through one of the stacks, grading students vocabulary quizzes, I stumbled upon this gem:
Define and use the following vocabulary words in a sentence.
Turquoise: a traditional food in America
I like eating the turquoises very much for its delicious smell.
I don’t know what the word exotic mean. I look it up in dictionary.
A for effort?
You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity, lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… Messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. YOU CAME HERE TO BE GORGEOUSLY HUMAN. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need any other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s enough. It’s plenty.” -Courtney A. Walsh