Posted at 17:08h
in ID Psyche
It was the beginning of Autumn and the start of a new year, the first of many school years to come. I recall the smell of playdough, crayons and PVC bonded with the mucus and tears of the children in my class.
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
The chairs were perfectly sized for us little people and the Victorian classroom appeared far grander than it was. You could see the trees and field afar from inside the thin cold steamed glass arches. Mrs Ferguson liked to talk about the leaves and had decided to spontaneously take the children outside to explore the fallen leaves (she loved tracing with crayons far too much- she always smelt of wax and herbs).