Yesterday marked the end of one of my taught classes. I had online face to face meetings with a dozen masters students, to supplement their written work. I haven’t actually had conversations with so many people on one day in – well months. After that day of meetings and typing was done, I was exhausted, and I thought.
I miss them, now, and I anticipate missing them in the weeks to come.
After teaching ends there is normally a lull. A quiet descends. ‘It’ doesn’t end – there is an avalanche of marking, reading individual essays and providing useful comments, which consumes my time, but the seeing people ends.
In these past few months, by necessity, there has been less and less seeing of people. Read more