No surprise, no larger room was arranged for our second meeting of the semester. The principal assured me: ‘Next time!’ So, 14 pupils and I entered the small Relaxation Room. When I looked at the circle of those seated on the bean bag chairs, it was clear that there were some new participants.
“Three are away!” I was told as I counted the faces.
17! I thought.
I registered the notion (15 was the limit in these Grade 8 workshops), then I welcomed them and checked the homework. “Who managed to do the ‘Taste the soup – eyes closed or open’ assignment?” Some had. Eyes had been closed. Eyes had been opened. Some claimed that no soup had appeared on their previous week’s menu, and therefore they couldn’t say.
Yet, the idea was offered, that we are all different and that we were all embarking on a discovery of ourselves.