Endings and Beginnings

by stryson

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.

-T.S. Eliot, from “Little Gidding”

It’s been a long time, and so much has changed.

The last time I posted, I was enjoying a wave of freshness that could only be brought on by the middle of summer vacation, when the memories of the previous year have matured from “exasperating” to “endearing,” and when the commencement of a new year still felt to be a lifetime away. Since then, an entire year (plus some) has passed – a year that has been a gigantic roller-coaster.

The short version of the story is this: at the end of the 2012-13 school year, I chose not to renew my contract. To tell the long version of the story would be both long-winded and unprofessional, both of which I refuse to be in this space.

I have, however, started anew, working privately, tutoring and teaching music lessons. It occurred to me recently that this space is still very relevant to what I do – and now I actually have some time to keep up with it! (I also have a horde of funny quotes from 2012-13. I didn’t stop recording them just because I lacked the time to post.)

So, that’s where we stand. New beginnings, take two.

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