All throughout the city of Atlanta, the holiday lights are strung in such a way that all the trees POP with holiday festivity.
My teachers and I did two more presentations for NCTE and after our conversations, we were able to walk the streets of Atlanta to see the spectacle that is a southern Christmas, including the special way the white lights are strung in the trees.
We have one more day of celebration of English teachers across the United States and I have to say that the hospitality of the city has been extraordinary. This is a booming American city and I am returning to Connecticut with a sense of joy that was provided over the past week.
I am also thinking that we may have been stringing our Christmas lights in all the wrong ways (outside the trees, rather than along the bark). Regardless, I am thrilled to be kicking off the next few months (as frigid as they may be) with a newfound innovation that lights are meant to dazzle, and we should be strategic with how we place them.