Pencil on drawing paper
12 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir ©️
I have been busy marking today. I was on a break looking for drawing paper, and noticed a large sketchbook, stuck between some paintings.
Inside I found this drawing and another simple sketch of one of my most excellent teachers at University. And I made the link. It seemed almost magical that on a day when I was immersed in thinking about my students, I would discover a drawing of the person who is probably the reason I did so well in school, and ended up doing this unique teaching job once a week.
His name was Sandy. He had his doctorate from Oxford at a very young age (24), and came to Canada to teach briefly. He didn’t really fit into the atmosphere of universities here. It didn’t compare to the fun he’d had at Oxford, and the intense relationships professors had with their students at that university. So he went back to England.
I am extremely grateful to him for helping me realize that I was intelligent, and could study, and research extremely hard, and write. Thank you Sandy.
Have a realizing how much you mean to people day.