Yesterday at Ye Olde Coffee spot I encountered one of the young women from my piece, “Dear World, Some Of The Kids Are Alright”. Pleasantries, how are you, what’s going on, usual within the community friendly shit.
When I was packing up to leave we talked for a minute and I pointed her to the piece I wrote. She was enthused and from what my stats say, went and read me and thought enough of the piece to pass it along to others.
She’s in exam season and the way I put it is, “these are the playoffs, do the work and get your rest”.
The kid says she’s good and I believe her. She’s practiced, she’s as confidant as she can be. She knows her stuff and yes I did detect a little exam anxiety and it seems from the interlude, her anxiety is in the boundaries of what most people feel.
I also said to her that I think she is probably going to be like me, a life long learner. She thinks so too and that is so good!
The young lady assured me she’s doing just that and not doing all nighters (paraphrasing) because it knocks her off stride.
When I see her next, I’ll thank her and let her know that some of the kids are more than alright.
G.R. Hambley ©
April 09, 2018