September 10, 2013
The poetry class is too much, what with work and overtime and my critique group and my writing, never mind just living a life and seeing friends and taking care of felines and doing laundry! I didn't realize how rigorous the certificate process would be--and the critiquers aren't kind but seem stuck-up about their smarts. I appreciate intelligence, but arrogance about it seems so misplaced. If you're smart, chances are you inherited good genes and had parents who emphasized education and rewarded you for good grades. Not everyone is blessed with those gifts, and they're no less worthy than you.