return from Surama to breezy Bina Hill
still no teacher
i accidentally teach a class, mostly just review of past work
they test me a bit, seem tired
then sit with powers that be
to discuss how to keep teaching & yet get my own work done
this elusive Thesis Proposal
the plan for my research
the young toshao understands
he is trying to balance his own graduate studies with many duties at home
like being the Principal here
together with Bina Hill’s manager we agree to a plan
hours later the AWOL teacher comes back
our plan means nothing now
because the power is not held by the job title one expects here
the Principal of the school did not appoint this teacher
now has to accept her back as if the past 2 monhts of no teaching
the political situation is usually the missing piece for me
who really exerts power here?
trying to figure this out is exhausting and enlightening
to this confused outsider
due to petty politics.
vibrant connections used to divide rather than attain a common goal.