I have been cleaning out email all day. So much email! Amid the mess I found a request from a dear student whom I taught almost 3 years ago. She is now at a different CUNY community college (BMCC) and applying for a scholarship. She wrote to me because she needed a letter of recommendation.
On my To Do list today? A million other things. Not on my To Do list? A letter of recommendation.
But I did it.
And she was thrilled and sent me this photograph of us from last year’s graduation:
Which made me feel this (billboard in the Bronx in memorial of Beastie Boy MCA, Adam Yauch):
Sometimes the payoffs of teaching are crystal clear.