It’s an ordinary September day.
My students are peer reviewing—a task I’ve labored to instill with meaning—and they seem to be engaging with purpose, as far as I can ascertain. There are windows in this room, a rarity in this 1960s building, and the light is blazing outside, playing with the still-green leaves whose trees cast long morning shadows across the campus lawn.
This work matters.
Fall is at hand.
For the moment, this is enough.