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Lesson Plans


cancer and art

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MPBC90
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 00:55:26 EST


Just got home from out of town tonight. Air mattress accommodations, three
airplanes, rental car return, suitcases and bags, "group-Hugged" my children,
thanked my parents for their caretaking, ran to school, checked my mail, ran
to my artroom, checked what my students had accomplished in my absence,
glanced at the substitutes notes (one page vs. my 11 pages of pretty darn
explicit instructions!), grabbed the 4 ft particle board trees (four of them!)
to finish and paint for the 1st and 2nd graders play rehearsal tomorrow, and
breathed a sigh of relief to sit down and check my emails.
I was saddened by "Roberts" rude comments to Joy regarding her cancer and art
string.
I have looked forward to Joy's comments and inspirations regarding the disease
and tried to formulate the response I will guide my children (and perhaps
myself) to, in dealing with the grief and loss and struggle with cancer.
I just witnessed the last four lucid days of a mustard colored shell of a man
fighting liver cancer that was my father in law.
Yeah, Robert. There is more to life.