Unrequested gifts.

We are also in the time of fast learning curves, swift affections.  The pace of the summer course means that what might normally take weeks instead takes mere days.  We learn how their eagerness looks.  They learn how to read our offerings.  Suddenly, eye contact down a table becomes adequate invitation to speak.  Suddenly, a cocked eyebrow speaks paragraphs.  Everyone takes a deep breath and gets in up to the elbows.  And we are at work.  Which is also play.  Which is also deadly serious.  Which is also immense, deep fun.