Friday, September 9, 2016

connecting the 3 year old to the 18 year old

the community of the school

as the institution of our school ages
that which binds units together seems to weaken,
as we can lose ourselves 
in the daunting charge that is our work:
those students within our direct reach,
a mighty challenge that can consume us,
to know foundations laid in earlier units
and of soaring heights possible in later units,
are steps that can seem too far,

yet when we can know and appreciate
the work of the 3 year old
and connect it through the school
to the work of the 18 year old,
how much richer we are as a school
and how much more we embody as a community.

by Henry H. Walker
September 9, ’16
inspired by Joan Walker
in yesterday’s meeting

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