My brain is bruised

I used up most of my brain power today working in the writing center at school.  We’re getting to the end of the semester and so from 4-8 pm today I sat in a chair as an array of students plopped down in the seat across from me and handed me things to read.  I read, edited, commented, corrected and advised.  As soon as one person thanked me for my work, another one would settle in the chair and hand over their paper.  I believe I read something in the neighborhood of 60 typewritten, double-spaced papers today.  It was a lot.  There was a moment, around 7 pm, when the words all started swimming together and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to continue.  But I gathered my wits (at least what was left of them) and kept on going.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to take my worn out brain to bed.

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