Good schools are places where education is understood to be a matter of life and death, but they are also places where it’s okay to be goofy, to admit to children what one does not know and what, often, no one on this earth can know, then to join them in the great adventure of searching for a resolution of these mysteries together
Jonathan Kozol, from the intodruction of William Ayers’ To Teach: The Journey in Comics
At camp, one of the speakers was talking about how his brother died in a kayaking accident. He said that now he would never go in a boat and can’t even be around water without getting choked up. He said that he couldn’t stand to be near the thing that had caused his…
And I looked into Your eyes for the first time. And I didn’t see all of the things they said I would. I didn’t see blame or anger, I didn’t see rules or can’t’s. I saw “please don’t“‘s, and I saw, “if only you would…“‘s, and I saw “but darling…“‘s. I stared into Your eyes, and I saw Love. And all I saw was every compromise I had been making, and every slap of that whip against Your wonderful ribs, against Your “crafted just like I was” spine. I saw every tear becoming blood for the sake of saving me. All I saw was love. And then everything else faded away. And all those things that I had wanted, so suddenly I hated.