” If a little knowledge is dangerous,
where is a person who has so much
as to be out of danger?” – Thomas Henry
Our challenge as lovers of learning and life, is to know that for this love, this passion for knowledge and living to survive and thrive, we must learn to love each other. And as difficult as that may seem to be, it is not. The path to love lies through the lens of becoming, essentially, non-judgmental.
Try to imagine yourself one hundred years from today and still alive (which is becoming more and more possible, as our life span is extended with dramatic discoveries in technology and medicine).
What difference will it matter that someone, so long ago, did something to upset or offend you. It will not be remembered. Time will wash away all memory. And if you chose to forgive that person, your heart erased the transgression immediately. I have discovered that one of the beautiful facets of forgiveness is that it not only heals the heart, it also removes the pain.
Look philosophically through the lens of love. Tomorrow is yesterday – in one short breath, in one sigh, in one tear drop, in one regret. The only time you truly possess is this moment. Yesterday is but a memory, tomorrow a dream. But this moment possesses all the possibilities and all the hopes of a lifetime.
So my prayer for you is to see the world in a drop of rain or hope in the setting sun, as you hold tomorrow in your arms in the embrace of your child and feel the very real warmth of a smile.
The beat of your heart is the only real measure of time. Tomorrow is after the next beat, and yesterday, just before. And your heart will never cease to herald joy in all the moments to be.
The Heartbeat of Heaven echoes throughout the history of humanity in the purest sound of love that resides within each loving moment we spend with our child. Yes, it can be heard now. And its echoes can be heard, on and on.
Live in this moment. Love in this moment. For this moment is worthy and rare and truly all we possess. Do not judge it. Do not weigh it against another. And importantly, do not deny it.
This day is the purest gift God can provide. Blessed is this moment. Love it and share its joy with the next person you meet, and it will be yours forever.
Our plan for FRIDAY, October 4 & 11, 2013, is to continue our REVIEW of five SHAKESPEARE PLAYS in order to prepare our students to vote and select one for a public community theater performance in the Spring of 2014.
This will continue our wonderful learning experience in the in-depth study of Shakespeare and his remarkable works. And, importantly it will further empower students, in enabling them to critique and assess those plays we study in-depth.
We want our children to familiarize themselves with a variety of Shakespeare’s works, in preparing to make an intelligent choice regarding the live, on stage production of one they choose.
All students will meet at the school on FRIDAY morning at 9:00 a.m. We will again spend the entire day with noted Director and Actor, George X. Rodriguez, as he familiarizes students with William Shakespeare and his life and time.
Our plan, as in the past, is to dedicate more days (including the next two Fridays) getting introduced to the English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, through the process of reviewing five of his plays that we have not previously performed on stage.
The latest Shakespeare performances by Anderson scholars may be viewed on our website andersonschool.net.
PICKUP on Friday will be at the school at 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 18 Trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not & Wax Museum
Oct. 25 Trip to Fossilmania in Glenrose
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving/Fall Break
Dec. 5-6 Texas Assn. for the Gifted & Talented Conference (No school)
Dec. 20 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan. 7 Winter Break