The teacher concluded, “Those early scientists – Newton, Einstein, Hawking – What they didn’t understand was that natural phenomena are most stable when first discovered and then deteriorate as our understanding of them deepens.”
The bell rang.
“You have your assignment. See you tomorrow,” she said to a room already in motion.
The children bounded in slow loping arcs toward the door, tapping their books like balloons to keep them floating in front of them. Their laughter meandered in the syrupy air like whale speech as they joyfully and haphazardly careened out into the sunlit afternoon.