There is no substitute for traveling. It is one thing to study Prague (or any other place for that matter) and quite another to actually be there. The day that this picture was taken, beside Prague Castle, a quartet was playing the Voltava. It is essentially the theme of Prague. It overwhelms you with emotion. Break out of your shell, travel and see what you’ve been reading about. It makes all the difference in the world.
When I first started teaching, I was about as idealistic as one could get. I can still remember sitting in my apartment that