Falling over that line, chalked on the ground
With a wonderful impermanence, you know
It will fade after one rainy day, but for now
It’s a wonderful kind of bliss,
It’s falling in bed, wrapped in a duvet
And closing your eyes when they’re heavy with sleep,
Knowing the alarm is silent tomorrow.
I finished school today and I’ve never felt so thrilled to reach ‘annual leave’ of any kind. This has been a term in a new school, which is hard enough. And then I’ve had illness to contend with. There was one point when I genuinely wasn’t sure I was going to live to Christmas.
So reaching the end of today was the sweetest feeling ever. I know that after Christmas, the evenings get lighter, and day by day life feels a little more pleasant – if only because I’m getting a little more Vitamin D.
But for now, I will be retiring to bed and you’ll be lucky to see me emerging any time before noon. To all the teachers out there, enjoy your break, you deserve it (as do all the nurses, doctors, ambulance workers, shop workers and everyone else who has to work super hard at theis time of year.)
2 thoughts on “falling over the finish line”
I’m so happy for you that you’ve made it, Rachel! Now it’s time to rest, watch mindless stuff on the box, take a long bath, the whole thing. You’ve earned it!
Crikey, that was the toughest fourteen weeks of my life. I am literally happy that I’ve made it through alive!