It’s little moments like these that remind me of how beautiful life is. Today ended on the highest note I can possibly imagine and it’s funny because nothing extraordinary happened. This is the first time since I’ve gotten here that I’ve had the apartment to myself and the solitary silencio is amazing. I don’t feel like I have the words to describe how lovely it is to sit and enjoy dinner with a glass of white wine overlooking the city of Santiago at night. Watching and listening to the sounds and enjoying me is such a gift, especially after this crazy week of solemnes y clases finales…Gracias Santiago por ser tu mismo…chau (for now)
I haven’t posted about it, but I have an internship teaching English in two public colegios in the city. Today at my second school, none of our regular kids showed up for class and lately attendance had been dwindling…so we did a little recruiting. I have to say that I can attribute the dwindling attendance to the fact that our class (I’m not the only tia) is not required by the school and the fact that the majority of the children at this specific school are in one class at varying levels of English and have no confidence speaking up among the fact that they only come when there aren’t other things to do (i.e. play futbol in the schoolyard). We got to the school early and talked to several kids who told us they had an interest in learning the language but that they didn’t know about our class or that it didn’t fit the schedule. We ended up only having 6 students in class today but it was the best!!! Mis
recruited chiquillos were so great because they were genuinely interested and interacting with us, unlike the majority of our normal students which just made my day!!!