When the Sky Surprises You

Last week was super busy for me. It was the first real week of teaching and I got the full load of classes, admin work and students.
Additionally, we had parent’s meetings. Three days in a row I spent about twelve hours straight in school, preparing, introducing myself, answering questions…

The school became like a bunker you were caught in and would never get out of. Time just passed by and there was still so much to do. Some nights I walked out and wondered what I had actually done all day.

On Tuesday we decided it was time for a break.
We shut down our computers, put aside the paperwork and ordered food.
Our school has a secret rooftop terrace reserved for teachers. Perfect spot to eat and unwind.


While we ate, the sun set and presented us with the most magnificent sunset.
The sky glowed in shades of yellow, orange, pink and red – and we were wrapped in the middle of it.
What a special treat after a full day of work!

Yes, we still had to go back down.
Back to reality.
Back to work.
Back to more meetings.
But the golden sunlight glowed a little bit inside all of us.

Welcome to Day 6 of 31 Days of Mundane Narratives! For the month of October I will be a storyteller. Together with a few friends we will browse the forgotten photos in our galleries and tell the stories that are so often lost in busyness.
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Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

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