I’ve got to put together a final for my advanced reading class. It’s not comprehensive — just over the last chapter we covered in the text. While the first four chapters were right down my alley — Big Bang, Evolution, Primates, Early Humans — this chapter is about art. I have no test prepared for it. Until now.
The reading focuses on Picasso’s Bull’s Head and delves into how he could have put those two things together.
This reminded me of one of my most favorite paintings — Salvador Dali’s The Hallucinogenic Toreador. I looked for the Venus pencil box that in part inspired it today on the internets, to no avail. Tonight I looked for the book I knew had the picture and found it more easily than I thought I would. (YaY! me!) I’ll put the test together on Friday.
Most of my students in that class will not be attending class on Friday, so I had to get this together today. For those who will attend on Friday, I have decided (after taking a poll) that we will read The Story of an Hour. They voted for a drama with mystery. I think it fits the bill and we can do it in less than an hour.
I really want to take my afternoon tomorrow, but it depends on how much I can get done in the morning. I have several writing papers I must edit and more are due. I don’t know if I can get it all done. I graded papers all afternoon today and only made a dent in my pile.
The reason I want to leave early is because something wonderful happened today. The two very large and very annoying crepe myrtles were destroyed today. How I wish I could have been here to see it. While it won’t keep my neighbors from concern trolling me about other parts of my yard, it was and is a great achievement. The front yard goes forward from here. Those plans in my head — much like the test for my advanced students — will all come together.
I can do this.