Actually, everything’s like that, isn’t it? You know: layered, couched in events, touched—soiled, perhaps, or perhaps sanctified—by hands, eyes. Sometimes briefly glimpsed. Sometimes lightly pondered. Occasionally, noted.
Nicholas Boke has been teaching in Beirut for several years, prior to which he developed elementary-education-by-radio programs for rural schools in east Africa and worked on family literacy for the Vermont Center for the Book. His essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Education Week, and Yankee.