Wednesday, February 1, 2012


It's amazing how news can completely shift a way of thinking; how what seems important suddenly becomes marginal; how perspective can change so suddenly. When I heard of a colleague's child passing away, I immediately thought of my own children. It can be so easy to get caught up in daily grinds and monotonous expectations; now I can't wait to meet them at the bus stop and give them a hug. My drive for my students is the same - work hard, take care of your business, push yourself, and be responsible. Those are good things - things they'll need in life. But I also need to make sure they feel safe here, that they're enjoying the learning process, and - believe it or not - even have some fun every once in a while. I hope my colleague finds peace, closure, friendship & support from everyone they know. I hope they are able to celebrate life, rejoice in the time shared together, and find the courage to move ahead. I hope Perspective stays around for a while...

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