One of the great things about having Miles with me is that, even though I'm seeing things I've seen many many times before, I feel like I'm seeing them again with a fresh pair of eyes. And with a completely different lens of interest. It's really given me a new appreciation for many of the places and things I've gotten a little used to in the last few years.
The tube was even more crowded than usual tonight which makes leading a group of 19 students around an often Herculean task. I'm constantly counting heads. But this group is particularly amenable to sticking together, which I much appreciate. We lose one or two per trip, and that's not a joke, but we eventually find them. Or they find us. Or Liam Neeson finds them.
Finally, we saw Matilda tonight. For me it was the third time, and I should be bored of it by now. But I got to sit by Miles, who has never seen it. And so each joke was a little funnier and each song was a little campier and each gag was a little broader than I remember it being, and it felt like it was kinda new again.