— Henry David Thoreau
Day Eight: Reinvent the Letter Format
Dear Mr. Thoreau,
I picked your quote, “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
I write this letter to thank you for your words of wisdom. It matches with my feeling.
After completing my education, I made up my mind to teach children from five to nine year old. My first job was to get some experience teaching young children. I realized I made the right decision.
I moved on to have further experience in teaching in a boarding school. The experience was helpful, however I wasn’t happy with the administrator whose way of treating teachers was way out of line. I knew then, I could not continue in an atmosphere where the word respect had no value.
However I enjoyed teaching in North America. The children were respectful, I loved them all, except there were some who had no regard for anyone, teachers or their fellow pupils.
I loved teaching my little pupils. They were thrilled to have a teacher who came from a different part of the world.
They were generous with their gifts in all the holidays.
Among all your quotes, the one I chose seemed to tell me, ‘pick me I’m the most suitable for you.”
Before I end this letter. I must admit I love your poetry too.