“What’s your favorite color?”/Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt: Blogger of Repute: Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it?

“Why is she here anyway? Why is she even teaching?”

“I have no idea. She could do something else. She’s ceeAYtive.”

What a thing to hear and to know it’s YOU they’re talking about. Should you go in or not?

“Hey,” you say, entering the room.

“Hi!” they say, through fake smiles.

Yep. Another conversation from “real” life. My reputation is for being “creeAYtive.” I am creative. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be, but I can’t change it and wouldn’t if I could. More disturbing to me was my colleagues’ idea that people who are creative should not be teachers and/or that somehow teaching does not require creativity and/or teaching is an inferior profession.

My feelings were hurt, though. There’s a three year old inside all of us. I wondered what’s so hard about NOT labeling people? Here I was, 34, being viscerally reminded me of a moment thirty years earlier, when I was four and the little girls I played with were nearly five. I got up from my nap one day and mom sent me over to play in their sandbox. They asked me to tell them my favorite color. I responded that it was green. They threw sand in my face because THEIR favorite color was pink.

Later, of course, when I saw this bit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I thought I’d die laughing.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/daily-prompt-you/
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