7/18/07

Fog


I'm sitting at the desk, and while reading this blog, it didn't take long for my eyes to fog over. It took everything in me to keep tears from squirting from my eyes. (Yes, I mean squirt. Because of all of the pressure from holding the tears back, if I would have let them go, I think they would have squirted.) I hate change, and I certainly hate that people are growing up and leaving, but I'm grateful for courageous friends who are willing to venture to far off places like Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Chile. You guys somehow give me strength thinking that if you can do it, I'll be able to do it in December.
Emily Poteet

10 comments:

KBerger said...

I have this cartoon-like image in my mind of tears "squirting" from someones eyes. LOL Thanks for the image, Emily.

Sky Scatcher said...

Here's the real image: When Emily cries, she ducks her head and wrings her hands in total embarrassment. She's a "non-cryer" cryer. (I just made up a new word?)S. Morgan

Chan said...

Sis. Morgan, you can't just go around making up new words. That requires a PhD. Does Emily Poteet graduate in December (Emily, if you read this, you can answer that question, even though you'd have to answer it in third person)?

Sky Scatcher said...

I hope she doesn't graduate. I need her. And I can make up any dang word I want: how about "fallaphobic" for those assistants who aren't coming back in Sept. to work in the center of the Center. Ha. You, Snake-lover, you.

Chan said...

Fallophobic is too much like "phallophobic," which is already a word.

Emily Poteet said...

Speaking in third person only--yes, Emily Poteet graduates in December. Well, sort of. She gets done with classes in December and then does her student teaching in January.

P.S. Sis. Morgan, your description of my crying is very accuruate, made-up word or not.

Chan said...

Sis. Morgan said Emily Poteet (also speaking of you in third person) and I should be friends, it's too bad you'll be gone when I return.

Sky Scatcher said...

What is this 3rd person stuff? It's pretty safe though, huh? But when have we ever been safe.
And Chan, fallophobia is Greek word. All words come from Greek. You see "fall" meaning "fall down in the grass," which in Greek mean "scared sissy-pants," then, you add "o" for "Oh," which in Greek mean "Oh, you silly." Then, phobia, which come from Greek word for Indiana, and there you have it: In Greek, "fallophobia" mean "scared sissy-pants silly from Indiana." Name the movie?

Dan Sorensen said...

Wow. Sister Morgan, your knowledge of Greek is pretty impressive. I'm just curious, how is it that "fallophobia" came to be spelled with an F, given that there is no F in the Greek alphabet? Was there a Latin influence, or was it originally spelled with a Ψ? I guess it could have been ψάλλοφοβια. I can't find the word in my Greek lexicon, but I'll trust you, Sister Morgan.

Sky Scatcher said...

Oh, Dan, ye of little faith. You must rent the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding--then you'll honestly understand true Greek.