I made no secret of my
burning resentment envy of the vacation plans of my students over Reading Week break. One of them went to Cuba for a week, a destination I’m especially jealous of, if only because you can’t get to it from the US.
In class this morning I looked over my students and saw several of them more tanned and rested than their pallid instructor who spent the break in a basement with a 13 month old and a stack of papers. (but I’m not resentful! Much.)
Anyway, as class ended this morning, said Cuban-vacationing student came up to me and handed me a prescription pill bottle, full of sand from CUBA! He said, “I brought you a little of the beach.”
Too cool. A piece of Cuba is on my desk now.