“We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it — for a little while.” (O Pioneers by Willa Cather)
My sophomore classes have been studying Willa Cather in the past few days. I assigned for them to read a short story called “A Wagner Matinee,” but years ago I taught them O Pioneers because the public library donated books for me to use. My students don’t love her as much as I do. I guess her words just speak to me. Maybe they will appreciate her work more when they are older.
I’m using a picture from Sunday’s photography drive. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat, and today my throat feels even worse. I have a pile of papers to grade and a busy day ahead of me tomorrow….so need to do some work and go to bed early tonight.
Thanks for all your comments on yesterday’s picture. I was quite surprised at your reactions to my picture of the Amish farm. I almost didn’t even post it, but I also had nothing else better to post. I guess that just proves that I may not have the best eye when it comes to my own work.