This has been the third week without my partner in crime Sybil, she will be coming back next week hooray! And I am happy to say that we have gotten the hang of this counting business. We still might lose count but nowhere near as badly as the first week. We have ceased exercising in amokness.
Today’s discussion was dominated by the subject of Monday’s bombing in Boston and today’s manhunt that is still going on in the city of Boston for suspect number 2. Suspect number one was killed in a gun fight that had erupted last night on the campus of MIT.
The ladies were very upset by these events and the fact that they were two young men, immigrants from Chechnya and willing to kill innocents for no good reason. I think that they were mainly upset because of the randomness of it all and how the two young men, instead of being grateful for being in this country, chose instead to inflict horrific harm and death. The young eight year old boy who was killed immediately after the bombs went off was a constant within the conversation, along with his sister who lost her leg in the blast. So the ladies were very upset and who can blame them.
I was leading them through the exercises so I kept my focus on the counting while politely listening to their opinions and their concerns. Thankfully, the subject matter finally changed to more cheerful topics. Tulips, daffodils and chipmunks were quick to become the main thrust of the discussion in the remaining time we had left. The consensus was that this spring we were going to see an explosion of both chipmunks and moles, not good for bulbs, because they love eating them. Oh well.
I’ll be very happy when Sybil comes back to class next week, not only did I miss her presence, she is such a lovely person through and through, but a break from the counting and leading will be nice. It’s not rocket science but it is much easier taking the class than leading the class. I miss my Sybil.