My Third Grade Teacher
I did not always like my third grade teacher. Meester Herman was his name. He was strict, tough, one of the few male teachers at my school, and on top of that, he was older. That probably meant he was somewhere in his 40s. It makes me cringe to think how not-old that actually is!
One day, Meester Herman was trying to explain something to us, but it somehow didn’t come out in a way that made any sense to us attentive students. For weeks after, we quoted our teacher’s comment before convulsing in giggles: “anything’s possible. Sun is possible! Moon is possible!!” By this point his hands were gesturing animatedly and his voice got louder as he, clearly thrilled with the big final announcement, added: “You see? Anything is possible!!!” To this day, I can’t remember any part of the context of this scene, but it literally provided hours of entertainment for us.