Recognizing Home

Day 280…

A classroom called Nature Lab was my last assignment as a public school teacher.  A science enrichment class for pre-kindergarten through second grade.  Outside there were fall and spring organic vegetable gardens, inside a diversity of animals and on a hill beyond the teachers’ parking lot an arboretum of 60 saplings.

I was playing with angels in the garden of Eden.  Truly a magical setting.

But the connection’s not gone.  I have found it with the children I work with at Renzi, in the interns’ classrooms I visit, during the summer in the community youth garden with teenagers, in my own front garden.

Thomas Merton reminds us that we are already one.  But we imagine we are not.  And what we have to recover is our original unity.  What we have to be is what we are.

Writing topic:  Home


One response to this post.

  1. Just found your blog. I love it. The title–composting a live is very clever and true.
    Keep writing.


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