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.

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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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