Curriculum of God

Don’t think you have a choice in this, arguments of free will notwithstanding. There are only three degrees, no separation. You earn them all.  Every time. Especially the third. And thus become the teacher that you are, the embodiment of scarred and aging principles. Some held close, some held aloft, some held at bay. No matter; its just you at the chalkboard. A hundred times, a hundred times: In the beginning was . . .

Richard Spuler is Senior Lecturer in German at the Center for the Study of Languages, Rice University. His writings have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Someday he’d like to write a book.