For Paula Wolfe, in celebration of
  her 37 years at Lincoln-Sudbury

Amidst all the sound and
           fury, the Sturm and Drang,
    the extremes of polar ice
and Saharan heat, L-S

            had its own placid Mid-West called
Paula Wolfe, Minnesota's
           gift to a school whose hidden
 curriculum was always spelled
             "I-n-t-e-n-s-i-t-y."  To us,
                     she brought the patience that a fine jeweler
          requires, this artist who took the time to look
for beauty in small things, not to mention
        the memories of one who once walked 
                      on level ground and
      knew frozen winters. I can still hear

a laugh like Minnihaha
                               Falls, one that murmured to
         me, "All will be well-- well,
                                          most probably."


February 2, 2007

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