I have been waiting in vain for clarity, for some ultimate conclusion to understanding the “human condition”. I naively believed this would come with adulthood. My eyes no longer bright with enthusiasm and the corners of my mouth feel the effort of every smile. Surrounded by cynicism and fear, my generation has succumbed to sensationalized media and the belief that we can not make a difference. How have we allowed them to convince us to stomp out our own flame and turn against each other? More importantly, how do we stop?
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Hold steady your gaze and be a witness to this moment in American history. Do not look away as shock becomes grief and grief becomes despair. Before you give in to despair, sink into your anger but direct it with laser like focus to breaking dysfunctional and oppressive systems.
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Middle School Writers Day Activity – prepared by Diana Ortiz-Beaudet Videos referenced in slideshow created by Jason Silva – Shots of Awe If you ever want to get an honest look into a student’s mind, spend time with them in a classroom. Below you will find two submissions from a middle school writing event. […]
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As we experience life, we file moments away into good moments, bad moments, and indifferent moments.
“He sees, even, the ways in which beauty can be revealed through sorrow, and through life’s losses. He decides to choose complete surrender to the endless richness of the moment, whatever the moment brings.” – Stephen Cope on John Keats
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“If There’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know it’s almost impossible, but who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt.” Before Sunrise (1995)
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Isn’t it strange that the ones we love the most are the ones that hurt us the most? Or can cause the most pain? Our children, old lovers, our parents; they are the ones that have seen us at our most vulnerable and know our darkest moments of weakness. Past experiences forever burned into our […]
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