We're embarking on a break. For Thanksgiving. For turkey and home fires and cranberry relish. Three e-mails yesterday told me that students who were supposed to be in class were already in Colorado, Washington, elsewhere in Iowa. If you dared to skip two days, you already left on Friday, which gives you a break of almost a week-and-a-half. What a break.
I'm supposed to be outraged. I'm supposed to take it personally. Shoot, if I was their age, I'd be long gone.
Nothing felt quite so good, yesterday, as the cold and empty rooms of the office.
Break as in severence; as in disjunction, discontinuity; as in lull and interim.
As long as it's not an arm or a leg, right now, it's a great word--break. One class to go and I'm in.
Break, as in sabbath, from Hebrew, to rest. Break, as in blessing.
Break as in Thanksgiving Break. Break as "gimme' a break."
Break as in thanks.