Wow. So much is happening right now but at the same time, everything is at peace. I feel really full these days, as if all the things I aspired toward are manifesting themselves in my life in this moment.
For one, I am a music educator at a public school in the town that I love. Just today, I had the children sing an Imagine Dragons song and was able to discuss the themes that come up in the lyrics of the song. I pointed them to an old Cherokee story about the light wolf and the dark wolf within all of us. In the midst of a bustling classroom full of personality, it is impossible to say that an impact was made on every student... but the way that some or even most of my students engaged in the story and showed their interest through eye contact and silence is enough of a reward to last a lifetime. Education is a pure joy, and I am lucky to be able to share with my students things like perspective, experience, and how we view this world and each of its circumstances. Today was an excellent day, and its not even through!