Sunday, March 24, 2019

expecting the good

what to expect?

“When I was a student here,
the teachers expected us to be good,
and we had to change their minds to be bad.”

he found other schools he has known
to expect the kids to be bad
and teachers have to be surprised by the good,

this from a student from early 
in the days of Carolina Friends School,
a description of how I see the students still,
like my grandmother, expecting the best,
and that expectation helping the best to release itself.

by Henry H. Walker
March 23, ‘19

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