SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, CLASSROOM. The class is correcting their math assignments. As they do, the teacher notices one boy who has no work for one of the world problems on his page. Since the students are required to show their work for credit, the teacher points to the problem on the assignment.
TEACHER: How did you get your answer for this problem, Joey?
[The boy looks up in mild surprise].
JOEY: The wind told me.
TEACHER: The wind?
[The boy nods].
TEACHER: Ah, so you got that whole Pocahontas thing going on, don’t you?
TEACHER: So...have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned? I mean, can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
JOEY: Yeah, pretty much; [pause] but only when the wind tells me to...
[Fade to black].
Secret note passed in class to you: With the ending of this past school year, you might have thought that Moments with Joey would end, too; well, they didn’t. I was searching around for something today and came across a slew of moments from this past year I’d written up, tucked away, and never published.
Instead of waiting until the fall to run them, I thought that this is as good of a time as any. Joey never fails to bring a smile to my face…I hope he does to yours, too.
Man, but I miss that kid.