A White Room

One of my students looked at another and said, without any malice, “I wonder what Ms would be like in an entirely white room with nobody and nothing around.”

I held papers in front of my mouth to hide my smile. I regained my composure and said, “Do you think I’d be more sane? Or crazier?”

He paused and thought for a moment before honestly and earnestly saying, “I think you’d be more… both.”

I nodded my head. “I think so, too.”

Who am I kidding? I’d go completely Yellow Wallpaper, smooching around the room.