He’s finding it hard to focus, hard to listen to the teachers — some of whom, he says, look like they woke up drunk.

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Yesterday Aryn called me. He asked if I understood what ADHD is. He wanted to know if he had it.

He’s been stuck at home, like all of us during COVID. He’s finding it hard to focus, hard to listen to the teachers — some of whom, he says, look like they woke up drunk — mascara smeared under their eyes — pajamas strewn across the floor. “They have it hard too,” I tell him.

But right now, that doesn’t help. Aryn needs someone. He needs his teachers to be able to see him through the screen. Aryn wants to…

Nova Andrea Loverro

Writer, retreat leader, people launcher, hope holder, endless volunteer, grant writer, believer, cancer thriver

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