because when you have cups of dirt sitting on the kitchen window sill, you know it's close to the end of the school year because kids always come home from open house with cups of dirt. this is a truth that is both confusing and comforting because when push comes to shove, most life lessons and educational opportunities can be linked in some form to dirt and life cycles.

 "My mom is special because she cooks us food."

and when the recorder lies dormant for days on end because the performance is over and this is good.
let love and faithfulness never leave you. bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart