Museum of Language & Place


The Teacher by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

One day the student will realize how much I’ve learned from them, that maybe not here, maybe not in words or spoken, but simply from the common air, common knowledge or common ground, we are equals exchanging more than directions on a path, but two sides of a coin to better realize the coin itself and the commodity of that.

Christopher Bowen, in In a minute…. “Fighting illiteracy in the Mid-western United States from a single individual’s and student’s perspective and relationship.”