Someone dares to cross a boundary. Someone dares to dream, achieving the impossible. And she dared to work in every way that she could to make her seemingly-insane dream a reality. Because of her willingness to risk ridicule for what to others may have seemed a bizarre obsession, she expanded our sense of human possibilities. And by daring to trumpet her achievements in a book, a website, a reading curricula she added even more to the horizon of humanity. Achieving the impossible is part of the process of culture making. Promoting that achievement and its meaning is equally vital. Self-promotion can sometimes be one of your most selfless acts. The more humans you can reach, the more humans you can empower. The more you can embed your message in the cultural fabric, the more likely you are to make a contribution that outlasts your brief appearance on this earth and gives its bounty to generations yet to come. ~ anon
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
"An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
"You may have success in life, but then just think of it - what kind of life was it? What good was it - you've never done the thing you wanted to do in all your life. I always tell my students, go where your body and soul want to go. When you have the feeling, then stay with it, and don't let anyone throw you off."
DE LONGES' PRAYER GOT AMEN. [ Another West Indian Proverb]
How true and wonderful:
All things, both good and evil, come to an end.
Where I'm NOT!