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Students - I have been writing lots in my notebook lately, and when this happens...everything seems to quilt itself together. Last week in the PARADE magazine of THE BUFFALO NEWS, I read this article by Connie Schultz about her mother's seashells. Then, writing later in my notebook, I got thinking about listening. My mother always used to tell me that her mom was the best listener ever, that there are a lot of great talkers but not so many great listeners. I want to become a better listener.
Later still, somehow, I just got this picture in my head of a big person picking up smaller people, holding them up and listening to the stories they told. And that mind-picture did not want to go away!
People are like seashells in that way, don't you think? The world is magic when we slow ourselves down enough to notice.
Have you ever just had a picture pop into your head? The next time that happens, say to yourself, "I am going to write about that!" of "I think I may just draw that!" The picture might be trying to tell you or teach you something.
Speaking of pictures, a couple of weeks ago, I shared More Than a Number, my first song with Barry Lane. Today I offer you a slideshow to go along with it. This is our anthem to children during these days of excessive testing - every child is more than a number. If you like the song, please pass it on!
Thank you to everybody who shared photographs of their beautiful children with us. While we were unable to use every one, we loved them all.
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