This might be totally superficial, but the first thing that I liked about this blog is the picture used for the profile, Fragonard's Young Girl Reading. A friend of mine gave me a beautiful print of it as a HS graduation gift, and I've always adored it. I would wax poetic about the picture, but suffice to say, once I saw that profile, I knew this blogger and I could be kindred spirits: OKP's Line 46.
And I haven't been far off. I have loved to keep up with OKP for a variety of reasons. One is that she posts pretty regularly, even if it's little snippets. She teaches at a high-performing school, and I find it interesting to see the challenges there as compared to not only my own experiences but also those of other bloggin' teacher-fiends. Some challenges are surprisingly universal, some are not. She is honest about the challenges she faces, but also honest about the way she challenges her students, and I love that. It's a nice blend of amusement, introspection, joys, frustrations. And when times get hard, she isn't afraid to post a picture of a bunny with a pancake on its head. I think that says a lot about a person, don't you?
Have you noticed that I tend to be attracted to blogs which have qualities I aspire to? Guess these are more like 'role model' blogs than just "favorite" blogs!