Hi Lindy Lou, how are you sweet dear? I hope things are getting much better for you, we all miss you terribly. Well I'm up fairly early, it's coming on 6:00 am. Today is Superbowl Sunday. I'm not sure if you follow football or not, but its a big day for many sports fans, and many others who simply tag along to enjoy the festivities. I've got to go hit the store pretty soon and get some ingredients for some party vittles, it shouldn't be too crowded this time of the morn. Work is going really well, I'm not sure if I ever mentioned that I'm a chef instructor at college. I'm working nights now until 10:00 pm which is working out pretty well, it gives me all day to get things done before I have to head in. I wonder if you ever taught before, I wouldn't be surprised if you had, you would be a natural. There's alot of responsibility trying to mold young peoples lives. I absolutely had no idea how bad so many kids had it. Sure, we get our fair share of really wonderful kids, and much older folks as well, but the majority, well, they just seem to be abandoned, and lost. It really puts one's own troubles into perspective. Many younger people, mostly young males that are on probation, or, even scheduled to go back to jail after a short period with us. Some with those tracking devices around their ankles, and on, and on. I'm one of the, old school tough chefs, who doesn't put up any nonsense, and so many of the students in the first two mods before they get into mine, are often, scared of me, well that is, until they meet me, and then they know I will do practically anything for them to succeed. We have so much fun together while their there, I wish you could be there. Teaching is kind of like parenting all over again and I surely do enjoy it so. Its sad that what these kids need most is an education, and even when its right there square in their face, they still find a way to trip over themselves, and fall back to the shadows of society. That part, is hard. You feel like you've failed them on some level, not being able to reach them and pull them over that deep dark abyss. Sometimes with the tools we're given the challenges just seem insurmountable, but the magic behind the whole thing is that sometimes, that miracle does actually happen, and the one's you initially thought were going to term out actually become, superstars.
Well my dear Linda, I better let you go. Sorry if I ranted on so, I guess I just wanted to fill you in a little bit of what's been going on in my life, I hope you didn't mind. You need to get better Linda, this world needs you so, believe me. This human race of ours is always going to need those who see the beauty in things, if simply to remind us how fragile life is, and how so very special.
So very special, just like you.
I love you my friend, get your you know what back here, so we can all have you with us, fighting the good fight, figuring out what this thing called life is all about, and just celebrating the fact that we are here, we can think, and we can hope.
Until next time, take good care of you.