Sometimes my high school students surprise me with their wit, their sweetness, or their clarity of insight.
Sometimes they completely take my breath away.
The following lines are from an 18-year-old foreign exchange student from Korea. I was reading through a stack of rather boring essays, and these words shone through the dullness like glittering diamonds.
“Life is like a Venn diagram. One circle is our dreams, the beautiful things that we desire and imagine. The other circle is real life, which can be very harsh and cold. The place where they overlap is called hope.”