Alumni Stories

Your Idea of a Chair

By Frank Carter

Tom, during one of my first days as a freshman at Indian Springs, Doc entered our classroom with his dog, Pal. He sat down and posed a question something like "Which do you think is more real, this chair or your idea of this chair?" Pal assumed a belly-up position in front of Doc. While waiting for one of us to break the stunned silence, Doc removed his shoes and stroked Pal's belly with his foot. If I still had any doubt up to that point, I knew then for sure that I was no longer in an ordinary school.

Frank Carter, class of 1962