A rainy start to May

Which is OK with me! The alternative for those of us who live in Wisconsin is 1-3 inches of snow, which the poor unfortunates who live about an hour north and west of Milwaukee are experiencing today. Additionally, today’s rain has a nice gentle, misty quality. It’s a gray, wet day, but there is softness in the light and even in the air.

My film studies class at Milwaukee School of Engineering is starting Sunset Boulevard this afternoon. I took the photo below when I went to our department office to print out copies of the film’s cast list, background info, and discussion questions.

I just really liked the pattern of all these little beaded droplets of rain on the glass. If it were windy, as it usually is on rainy spring days, there would’ve been streaks instead of drops. I liked the mix of large and small droplets, and I also liked the varying placement and streaming patterns of the differently sized drops.

That’s all.

I know this is a really boring post today. Sorry! But it’s about all I’ve got left in me at this point in the academic year. Any teacher out there knows what I mean. Like, I can still bring what I need to the classroom, but when it comes to generating anything interesting to say outside of class (including making small talk in social situations with people I don’t know well), I’m pretty much out of gas.

C’est la vie. At least I’m prepped for my upcoming advising appointment and for this afternoon’s class. So now, back to my grading! 😀

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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7 Responses to A rainy start to May

  1. Sally Cissna says:

    Hang in there, my friend. Be glad you had a rainy start to May. We had an inch of snow on the ground when we awoke this morning and it’s been sleeting ever since. Happy May Day!

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  2. babsje says:

    Not boring to me! And I like your water droplet photo very much. Yesterday was a gorgeous day here – if you like chilly early November rains. 🌂

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  3. Wyrd Smythe says:

    Sunny but windy here today (forecast for tonight: increasing darkness clearing by morning). I think you’re probably getting the rain we had over the last two days. I’ve done enough teaching to sympathize with anyone who’s put in a whole scholastic year. Yikes!! My longest teaching stint was a week — more typically either one or three days — and even the single-day classes wore me out. After a week I wanted a long vacation, so props to you!

    Like the picture! I like seemingly abstract photos that are actually of real things.

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  4. MELewis says:

    Not boring at all! I enjoy your observations of daily life, and those raindrops were a perfect start to my morning. It is thundering here in Switzerland, and I am glad of the rain which feels true to the season. Wishing you courage for the end of the year!

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    • Thank you! Just a few more weeks left to go. I love the mental image conjured up by your words: “thundering here in Switzerland.” I get a very cozy feeling somehow, like being enfolded in the mountains’ embrace and protected from the raging storms. It’s like you’re living inside a poem!😀

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      • MELewis says:

        I know just the feeling you mean! A bit like the Danish ‘hygge’. Just felt it again now as though it’s morning the skies are growing dark and rain is splashing down on the terrace. Happy Sunday!

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