Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Dreaming My LIfe
This is a picture of the statue of Kwan Yin, Asian Great Mother of Compassion, that Jim gave me for Christmas many years ago and of roses from my garden just now.
In a comment on my previous post, "Howling Mary" my dear friend and former student, Lisa, took me to task for doubting myself.
When a young woman from a generation before says, Hail, it's all Grace, let's keep it going, and tells me it was I who inspired her, then who am I to give up?
I wrote about that dream with such pleasure. That dream is 40 years old! Yet, it's so fresh, vibrant and guiding now that I have to howl with pleasure.
Those of you who are veteran teachers, as am I, can appreciate the joy of hearing from a former student that we continue to make sense to them.
I think we're all on to something and if we collectively dream the future we want, we may get it.
I look to Mary. What would Mary do?