it was

It was a party but not really a party;

we were part of something unique in our lifetimes but we were at our place of work

and not with those we usually celebrate lifetime events with – I’m thinking weddings, baby births, anniversaries, deaths.

We were adults at work but teachers and caregivers among a play group of young children and their parents.

The children  had no idea there was something amazing and magical happening in the sky

and we couldn’t tell them to look up
so we kept going in and out of their play group
putting on our funny glasses
holding boxes with pin pricks in them
and colanders
and tubes

We couldn’t stop our chatter, we couldn’t stay at our desks, we couldn’t sit down.

It was truly something to behold

and share

and delight in.

It was a party.

 

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About Ameliasb

daughter, sister, wife, mom, early childhood specialist, creator of poems, photos and sweaters View all posts by Ameliasb

One response to “it was

  • Maureen

    Love this! You and your colleagues enjoyed the eclipse in the midst of young children – so great! Our students return tomorrow…so our staff truly did get to ‘party’ outside of the school, without a care. Love how you managed to do it all! These happy lines jumped out at me:
    “and we couldn’t tell them to look up
    so we kept going in and out of their play group
    putting on our funny glasses”

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