Lois Lowry's Blog
Boston International High School
I am now in Maine, where last evening 15 deer strolled across my meadow nibbling on exposed grass now that the snow is melting. I tried to take a photo but don't have my camera here, and the cell phone couldn't get a good picture in the dim light and at some distance. Both dogs---Alfie, and his German Shepherd friend Sophie, who is visiting--- stood silently and watched. The deer were aware of the dogs, and didn't care---and the dogs were aware of the deer and more curious than hostile.
Before I came up here, on Wednesday, I had a lovely visit to Boston International High School---all students for whom English is a new language, in some cases quite new. They were attentive, interested, polite, and in every way fun to be with. And generous,too, with a gift of flowers (see photo) and an album of their own writings.
And now I am in Maine, where this morning the furnace guy tended the furnace and now the plumber is here doing some tune-up on an annoying toilet. My friend Kay, Sophie-the-dog's mom, is at work in another room (she's a professor at Harvard) , and I am here in my studio, and we have both vowed to work hard and not be distracted by dogs or plumbers or the NY Times or deer.