when I could easily answer all your questions?
“Why is the sky blue?”
“Where does the rain come from?”
“What is the meaning of “mutant”?”
“Mutant, Miss Suzan … as in Ninja Turtles?”
Bless ye O … Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael…
At that moment, your palms were only half of mine.
The time your palms equaled mine …
Your questions became tougher, frequently I could not answer …
“How do you solve this covalent bond equation?”
You offered your chemistry notes for me to read, but I gave up.
“How about these sinus, cosinus, tangens, cotangens problems?”
I also surrendered.
You grinned and commented,
“but you were always listed as one of the smartest student in the class, weren’t you?”
Yup,but it was nearly a century ago when I got excellent marks for chemistry and maths at high school.
Just last week, you held my palms …
And we both agreed that your palms now have over-sized mine …
It took years, dear …
Yet, it is quite alright…
Handed to me a thick binder: a thesis, a MD thesis, yours.
On the dedication page, together with the name of Mom and Dad
written was my name
… and to Miss Suzan, my teacher …
Incredible what time has done
Now, it is my turn to ask some tough questions.
But, I do believe you will easily answer all, Doc!
[To my students]