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A Message from the Dean

March 29, 2020

I am thinking of you all in these distressing times.  It seems the world is in turmoil and the people are suffering.

Where can we find hope – hope to know that these times will pass? 

Some of us will find hope in music, others will find hope in poetry, more will find hope in chats with friends and family.

Yet more will find hope in the writings of Dr.Montessori or those who follow her. 

For example, Aline D. Wolf writes in her book: Nurturing the Spirit:

A child shows us the extraordinary in the ordinary,” quoting from Jean Grasso Fitzpatrick’s book: Something More.

All of us will find hope in the faces, innocence and spiritual gifts of children. 

I’m sure many of us are receiving inspiring and uplifting sharings/sayings/videos via various media.

Do share these around.  Your contact may be exactly what someone is waiting for.

My sharing for today is an extract below from a poem titled Take Care by Michael D. Higgins:

Take Care

In the journey to the light,

the dark moments

should not threaten.

Belief

requires

that you hold steady.

Bend, if you will,

with the wind.

The tree is your teacher,

roots at once

more firm

from experience

in the soil

made fragile.

Keep safe.  Next blog soon.