Just imagine a Black Widow trailer clip where at first it shows little cute Russian girls standing on their tippy toes, noses in the air, all grace and innocence with frilly tutus, then BAM! those same little girls parkouring the shit out of abandoned buildings, jumping off high walls, and swinging hundreds of feet off the air.

I said to chiasmuslovesme​ that I couldn’t imagine a new episode any more. In feeling that way it helps to love Kurt, because he and Rachel (and to a lesser extent Blaine and also Mercedes) were given a wonderfully arc-y arc. Even if some of the details weren’t my greatest joys, many of them were (taking over the world, holding hands, loving one another so individually) and I kind of forget to care about what I want when Kurt and Blaine and Mercedes are happy, so so happy.

But I started thinking about scenes I would love to see.

1.       Kurt’s well-attended opening night of some singularly Kurt Broadway show (I’ve written him several – the pop music David & Jonathan was the best of them but there were others, one with robots and one with a lot of Elvis Costello). Blaine and Rachel and Burt and Carole meeting him with flowers. And then Blaine and Kurt going back to their place to pay the babysitter (“Greer can come to our shows once she turns five”) and fall into one another’s arms, stumble to their bedroom. And they think they’re too sleepy to do anything but curl up together and look at one another. But Kurt is so talented and so Blaine’s and his eyes are so soft that Blaine can’t help but lean in to press his lips to his long neck and suddenly sleep isn’t the primary thing Kurt wants.

2.       Blaine being shyly approached on the street by a series of adoring (and sometimes crushing) young (and not so young) fans who’ve seen him in Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid and the new one, Nightwing/Blackbird (superheroes falling in love and saving the world) and want his autograph. Kurt standing to one side patiently, offering to take photos, amused and fond and so smilingly in love and then holding Blaine’s hand all the way home.  

3.       Kurt and Blaine on holiday with Brittany and Santana for their five year anniversary (Kurt protested, “Our daughter is *due* in two months. This is the last chance we’ll have to go away alone.” He almost won Blaine over when he said, “You know I need time for all the ways I want to take you apart”, but was placated with a private and intimate four and three quarter years anniversary trip). Kurt and Santana stretched out gloriously in the shade while their spouses make admittedly impressive attempts at kite-surfing and water-skiing and wakeboarding ‘til the others drag them back to their respective cabins and try not to listen through the walls.  (Kurt and Blaine hush one another with mouths and fingers, Santana and Brittany do not give a fuck.)

4.       Mercedes turning up at McKinley High School and knocking on the door of Sam’s choir room. It’s decorated with posters of Mercedes’ stadium tours and Kurt and Blaine and Rachel’s shows and Artie and Tina’s movies and Unique’s gala extravaganza and Marley’s gigs and Kitty’s American country music award and Mike’s dance movies and a drawing by Brittany.  Sam turns from teaching his latest (surprisingly successful) glee club about Johnny and June Cash and she walks in and gets down on one knee and proposes.  

5.       Quinn turning up on Santana and Brittany’s doorstep in tears after a rough campaign day and them taking her into their bed and then letting her loose to continue to pursue judge-ship.

6.       Roderick serenading Spencer. Or Kitty. Or Jane. Or Mason.

7.       Kurt and Blaine heading up to the roof of their building to sing more romantic unimaginary duets to one another under the stars.

8.       Also they can all do a group song to Hold Back the River

Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should have been

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we call against the tide
Those distant days are flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Breakfast’s Relation to Grades Is More Complex than Thought

We don’t have to look far to find information on the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet. Good eating habits, like regularly having breakfast and eating fruit and vegetables, have been linked to positive outcomes for our bodies. But how does food influence how we think?

A recent U.S. study showed that giving free school breakfast to poorer students can lead to improvements in math, reading and science. These improvements were related to better eating habits and didn’t happen as a result of more time spent in school. The findings of the study support other research, which has also found a link between good nutrition and improvements in school grades.

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