Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Response to "Room 219 Revisted"

From a previous post here, I found that Melanie Plesh has responded to me. I am moved.

I posted a comment to this six-month-old blog post:

"I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you... thanks for responding.

I started my own blog and then quit, going back to web forums instead. I'm glad to hear the school has reopened, even if for limited times per day.

Being at that school and reading your blog have really opened my eyes to a lot of things. Thank very much for being there and being an inspiration for kids. I'm 37 now, with my own kids in school, but I still remember most of my teachers and how big an influence on my life they were."

If you could read her blog and not be moved, then nothing can move you. If you could have seen the condition of that neighborhood when I was there, where the damage before the storm was still very apparent, and still not be moved, then you are inhuman indeed.