Now that it’s summer, it is very quiet in my building.
No teachers. No students.
In fact, there are only a handful of individuals still occupying the building.
After only a couple of hours of quiet, a realization came over me.
This is the first downtime that I’ve had all year long.
As quickly as the thought came to me, I asked a simple guiding question:
What would Henry Rollins do?
I was reminded of a song lyric that Mr. Rollins wrote:
No such thing as spare time
No such thing as free time
No such thing as down time
All you got is life time
And in an instant, I attended to the important work that still needs to be done.