Today, at long last, I presented my new curriculum to the educators and staff at WhyKnow. Well, I presented most of it, anyway–I discovered while browsing through the printed pages that there were plenty of gaps and missing references mixed in, which I distinctly or fuzzily remember promising myself I would “eventually get to.” Probably those all-nighters spent on it recently. Still, the work as a whole is looking pretty sharp, and now I get to turn my attention from composing text and activities, toward some of the practicals: fonts, graphics, etc. This should be fun. As to the intended font, I’m thinking Perpetua 13.
It suddenly strikes me as odd, this expression I have just used: “at long last.” Such a strange collection of terms is this–“at” gives the sense of arriving, which I certainly have (almost) done with this project, “long” describes duration (or so I’d assume…physical length doesn’t make much sense here)…but “last”? How does this apply? Did I manage to “last” or survive this long experience? Or does it imply finality?
Gosh, I sound boring (grin). It has been awhile since I let my imagination loose with creative writing, since this project has gobbled up most of my creativity in recent months, so I apologise for being so dry. In time, in time. It’s a pity, though, that I can’t scratch something fun out just now, for I have been reading Chesterton’s Orthodoxy lately and thinking much about faerie tales and the grace of imagination…
Again, give me a few weeks and perhaps I’ll be my clever self again (smile).