my students are homesick. they won’t spend christmas with their families. to see the sadness on their faces is one thing…to hear the sadness is another.
hearing is so much harder than seeing yet we miss the eyes more than the ears it seems–sight is the most prized of the five senses. i can relate. i understand how blindness can lead to death. but the ears are vital, able to pick up so much that eyes (no matter how good) can’t recognize.
if i could give my students an early ticket home, i would. but then they’d miss the rest of the experience and that’s what it’s all about…experience.
hearing. seeing. smelling. touching. tasting.
but being homesick says a lot. says you love. says you care. says you miss. says more than many can relate to.