edu180atl: bill clarkson 11.1.12
Life tends to take unexpected turns! In today’s reflection, I can honestly say that the last two weeks have been like standing in front of high-velocity curve balls. Within my community there are students, families, colleagues, and even many in the general public who are hurting deeply, or they are confused, angry, curious and reflective. The odds are that none of the curve balls will be hit out of the park, and the real success might simply be in just standing in without falling down.
Clear to me is the realization that at such moments, it is the sheer force of demonstrated interdependence and mutual responsibility—the embrace of the community—that offers sustaining life to us all. I would say, also, that the sustaining support is not so much in words, advice, and presumed solutions and answers—rather, it is in a close “standing with, alongside one another.”
About the author: Bill Clarkson is the President of The Westminster Schools. In addition to his career as an educator and administrator, he is an ordained Episcopal priest who loves life.
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