6/17/2019

Why I Have Not Yet Retired

"In this sense, my students and I, and all the authors we read and discuss, are equals. We come together to make mutual meaning. We come together, in William James's words, because it is the "tiny, invisible loving human forces" that "rend the hardest monuments of human pride." We come together to delight in each other’s company, to experience joy and illumination in the mutual conversations and explorations regarding our stories, and to flourish in the sense that we get the opportunity to become all that we can become with special people who make us feel safe and significant -- yet always intellectually stimulated."