Sunday, September 11, 2011

All is well with my world

It's September 11th.
Ten years since that dreadful day.

Here's a soft "hug" that I give myself each year at this time with my preschoolers -

I play a recording of

Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World

and show the book by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele,
illustrated by Ashley Bryan.

No, I don't have any discussion about the day, the tragic events of 2001.
There's no need to draw these little ones into this adult pain,
these adult problems.

But, listening to Louis Armstrong,
seeing my preschoolers' faces,
watching them dance - instinctively, impulsively, freely - to his sweet notes,
I feel so hopeful.

All is well with my world.

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