teaching is like cooking scrambled eggs,
you start with the eggs fresh from the fridge
of formation (either a cold place or a vessel
of preservation). break gently, pour what’s
inside, and beat finely—sometimes the hard way
next up, the butter—enough flavor to liven the
proceedings, but not obnoxiously diluting
the essence. turn on the heat and stir continuously—
a solution of clarity is what you need.
take the pan off the heat: sometimes, you need
that cool effect. then on again, then off again,
then on again… a never-ending process of
figuring out temperatures and temperaments.
hot and cold, stress and unstress, refire and refresh,
rehash and regrets—
—clank! that sound is the bottom.
assess and re-assess while refining the texture:
a smooth, creamy presence for society’s consumption.
seasoning comes near the end: the salt of the earth
should do the trick.
serve with piping hot passion. this dish can nourish
a life, feed a family, and bring the world what it always
needs: a good morning.
Simoun Victor Redoblado
School of St. Anthony