My Eyes in the Eye of the Beholder

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She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Your eyes make sweet dreams when I sleep.” These were the words of student of mine to me.  Her English level is low, so I might be doing a little bit of translation here.  After speaking a bit more with her, I was sure it was a compliment and have recreated it here as best I can.

In times past, I would have shrugged and said “no” or “not really” or did something to down play it all. I was not comfortable accepting compliments and always felt that it was better to humbly dismiss things.

This time, I accepted the compliment and felt great for the rest of the day.  It is always interesting where Today’s Perfect Moment can come from.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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