A quiet witty way of summing things up

I’ve known Bill since 2011, when I first taught at the Farm School. That week (and in the years following), while students and teachers were at Writing Circle, good smells and the clanking of dishes would waft from the kitchen—Bill was cooking breakfast for us. Later in the day, he’d be reading in the big recliner, or during meals sitting at the head of the long table, often with his characteristic patient, knowing smile. Whenever I was at the farm, it felt like Bill was the rudder of the Airy Knoll Boat.

During the flurry of preparation for a Farm Class annual exhibit, Elizabeth was busy corralling art and food and people to the gallery. Bill grinned and said: “This is the storm before the calm.” He had such a quiet, witty way of summing things up!

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