Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA | June 12, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine
1. A salamander is an amphibian.
2. Salamanders have bright colors which reveal if they are poisonous or not.
3. Some salamanders eat worms and other small animals.
I am standing outside my children’s school waiting for dismissal, waiting to carry home three facts about salamanders written on the back of a diorama. The diorama is just one more project assigned this month that we finished way past bedtime the night before it was due.
It’s a perfect day — a slight breeze stirring the trees, 73 degrees, sunny. I should be at peace, grateful, full of joy as I soak up the sun, the children’s voices and the gift of greeting my kids after school. I’m not.