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The History of History

Older than me. By a lot, actually. Not too much, though, I try to convince myself. Still, I'm illegal.

Married. Wonderful wife with brains and adventures and two of his beautiful children. They're younger than me but old enough to be my little brothers.

Makes jokes about leaving her. Midlife crisis, he tells the class. Wants someone younger, he says. Asks me about my lovelife when I try to finish essays I left undone.

None of it means anything. Stop fantasizing and get back to scrawling down a note or two about Taft's expansionist poilcy. Pay attention to historical figures, not the history teacher.

None of this will ever mean anything.

awkwardlighting awkwardlighting 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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I heel the same way for my AP history teacher and I've known him for 3 years. However, I know that he loves his wife and kid and sometimes it hurts.

Beautifully written and unfortunately very familiar

Same here except my history teacher isn't married but still

Hehe, I like the way you wrote that. I don't know if you are familiar with the novel/comic/movie Watchmen but that sounds a lot like something that you might find in Rorschachs journal.

Yeah, like leafwindblown said! I sort of adore a teacher of mine too (LONG story :D), so I relate, though he isn't married...anyway, is your teacher nice, I mean, does he have a brilliant personality? <br />
Other than that, I really like how you wrote this story, like a poem, it tells a lot without telling it all.