Shel Silverstein wrote a great book called "The Giving Tree."
That is me these days. I don't have any apples left - I gave them away. I don't have any more branches from which you can swing. I don't even have a trunk left for you to climb. I am nothing more than a stump.
If you want to sit on me, you are welcome. Otherwise, please don't ask me for anything else. I don't have anything left.
This is of course, directed to my school and my administration. I am asked if I want to be on this committee or that committee or to do this or that, and frankly, the answer is no. I don't have any more time or energy to commit to a project that will be voided out with the next administration or board or project du jour.
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