There's nothing in particular to report from today, other than rehearsals, so I'm digging into my list of favorite moments from past years. A few years ago we had done a science experiment one day in class. Kids in general just go nuts for science experiments and Elijah was one such kid in particular. The next day, even when I told Elijah there would be no experimenting that day, he maintained his persistent optimism that there might arise some circumstances under which an experiment would, in fact, happen. And in that unlikely but possible situation, well he'd not be caught unprepared! Since you never know when something excellent is going to happen, it's good to be ready with some scissors.
Elijah: "We gonna be doing that experiment today?"
Ms. Garb: "No."
Elijah: "Well, I'll just get the scissors out in case."