By Michelle Webster-Hein

February 9, 2014


My husband took the babe away early this morning so that I could spend the entirety of today marking the first drafts of my students’ research papers. I have tried so hard to find beauty in my work--in the patching of logic, the mending of sentences, the reshuffling of words.

And my work is beautiful, I suppose, if only because I will appreciate my people when they finally interrupt it--when my husband, still in his jacket and hat, sits down at the piano, and my daughter, impatient to sing, clings to me and coos her mournful songs.

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