Monday, January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow. 

Langston Hughes

     Ever since this summer when I went to a conference on hope, and then read a book about the power of hope, I have chatted with my students about reaching goals and how there will be obstacles in the paths to what they want.  The subject keeps coming up in Christ Light and then in Reading.  Last week we talked a lot about how hard it was for Langston Hughes to reach his dreams and it all ties together again today in reading about MLK and Rosa Parks. What a blessing it was to go to that conference on a whim and then to attend a lecture at Marquette in November and read the book by Shane Lopez.  It has changed my outlook as an individual and as a teacher.  This poem sums up all of our work together this school year.  We have come so far!

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