Foolish Love

(17 December 1992) after Thomas Babington Macaulay

Foolish love, thought Hans, although any fool could disagree. Hans was falling in love with his teacher, and he knew, if it went any further, that it could hurt. But Hans teased himself with the possibility that he could heroically rescue himself from his predicament by indulging completely in the fantasy and attempting to seduce her. Everyone loves a lover, he considered. Meanwhile, Hans was paying no attention to her lecture on concurrent programming models, which he would need to understand for the workshop. When she opens her mouth to speak, you can see her teeth.