Dana Blase. One to watch out for.
I had the pleasure of having Dana as a student last semester in my Character Formation class. She always has this mysterious cloud hovering about her, and she rarely smiles. But she does, and when she does, you feel like you’ve just won a million bucks. It’s a smile that lights up her entire face, and you feel like you’ve earned that front row seat. When she smiles you know there’s something absolutely necessary to smile about, because smiles are precious and not to be wasted.
Somehow I always get the feeling that Dana is eternally observing and processing, weighing and discerning. I wish I had had more opportunity to converse with her about her thoughts on things. But I’m certain she’ll do well no matter where she decides to go. I’m also glad I get to see her at church on sundays, sitting across me.
Richard Matsuyama, (aka Ryoku) was a student of mine for a very short 3 weeks in my Literature class before I sent him to the Advanced Lit class. I was happy to send him off, as I think he needed a bigger challenge than I could give. Methodical, witty and self-assured, I look forward to the work he’ll create in the future.