I’ve taken a long hiatus from blog writing – migraine, bad back, and bursitis have kept me in bed a great deal of time. Concentrating on much of anything was impossible. So I played with my grandson and rested. A lot.
My head is in check for the time being, I’ve had steroids for my hip, and I found an amazing chiropractor who has greatly improved my back. Time to get back to life again!
Currently, I’m spending time up in New York with my family, and last night a large group of us went to a free concert in town, starring my niece’s indie band, Brother Keep. They’re very good, by the way. You might want to check them out – they’re on Facebook, of course. Anyway, the concerts are held weekly during the summer on the lawn of what was originally the town’s only school, serving kindergarten through 8th grade. My dad graduated from that school in 1947. By the time I came through, it was a middle school, serving grades 5 – 8. As a teacher, you may have heard the rumor that middle schoolers aren’t particularly aware of others and their surroundings. I can wholeheartedly agree with that, from a personal standpoint. I never paid much attention to the school, except I knew it was old when I was there in the early 70s. I liked it, but a school’s a school, ya know?
During the first music set, I took pictures of the band members for my niece. But during the second set, my eye wandered to the building itself. It is very traditional looking, and very geometric, but my brother and I noticed there is nothing symmetrical about the place. The left and right wings are not the same, but quite similar. The left and right front entrances are slightly different, the stone frames around the windows are quite similar, but not the same. Not even on the same set of windows.