The difference

I am very curious to see just how many of you recognize the significance of this photo:

Actually, looking at it, that tape dispenser is in fact sitting flat on top of my desk calendar and, despite a really weird and unintentional trick of the shadows, is not floating a couple of inches above it.

A bit of necessary, but possibly not sufficient, context: my current classroom has been unoccupied for a month in between the resignation of the previous teacher and my arrival on Monday. There was a surprising amount of stuff on my desk when I moved in, including that tape dispenser. This afternoon, finally finding a roll of Scotch tape in the boxes I brought over, I picked the little wheel out of the dispenser, attached the roll of tape to it, and put it back on my desk.

This photo, in a nutshell, is why, so far, I love my new building.