98. Vortex of Doom

I tutored with a teacher who worked with younger elementary students. She was hilarious, and she always said, “Add ‘doom’ to anything; it makes it more powerful”

There is a note next to the computer.  It’s from Kwami and it reads “Vortex of Craziness!”  Just one exclamation point.  I think three would be appropriate, just because it IS the summer of 2020.

I tutored with a teacher who worked with younger elementary students.  She was hilarious, and she always said, “Add ‘doom’ to anything; it makes it more powerful”.  She also inflected the statements to shutter, extending the length of ‘doom’ to several syllables.  The Summer of Dooooooom.  Virus of Doooom.  Mosquito of Doooooooom.  It works with just about anything.

And it adds laughter and lightheartedness where we need it most!  I saw Melissa, the teacher, a couple of years after tutoring.  While moving, I donated a lot of my elementary teaching supplies to her classroom.  “Boxes of Doom.”  She had forgotten her old standby and was thrilled for the reminder.

Vortex of Doom.  Kwami will hate that!

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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