Wednesday, September 12, 2012
One of my husband's high school teachers looks younger than several of his former students, including my husband. The teacher has been retired for a number of years and he stays very active. Last week, at an event, I introduced the teacher to some other friends and mentioned that he'd been Gerald's teacher and one of the people asked, incredulously, "How old were you when you started teaching?" The teacher, always witty and quick on the uptake, said, "16." Another asked, "When did you start to college?" He said, "Age 12." Although he frequently tells us not to call him MISTER, and to call him Don, none of us can/will do that.
I said, "Oh, he has a picture turning old in his closet, don't you Mr. Gray?" Of course his last name is NOT Gray, but he said he appreciated the literary reference!
"You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know."--Oscar Wilde from The Picture Of Dorian Gray.