Many years ago I became one of the Founding Mothers of a school.
This was an exciting and busy time, and I worked on the Revolution.
I bought a purple gecko with a shiny purple back at a toy store.
I named it Whelm, because that is a cool name, and I also wanted to have a school that was whelm, where the students could be whelm.
You know--not underwhelmed in a disappointing way. Not overwhelmed in stressful way.
Whelmed= interested, engaged, balanced, creative.
I also thought our mascot should be the gecko, because geckos have serious mad skills.
I did not get the votes I needed for Whelm to become the mascot.
Whelm should be a way of life. I need more whelm.
The world needs more whelm.