‘One Day Like This’: On ensuring a confident and calm term. | TeacherGratitude

“Throw those curtains wide!

One day like this a year would see me right.”
Elbow: ‘One Day Like This’

Elbow’s ‘One Day Like This’ ends with a gloriously optimistic two and a half minutes, with Guy Garvey’s impassioned repetition of the above refrain building to a crescendo. Never has a song so wonderfully and obviously juxtaposed the act of waking up at the start of a new term.  No matter how passionately we adore our jobs, no matter how much we are yearning to spread further seeds of knowledge to our delightful young customers, there is always the inevitable feelings of anxiety and…

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