I long to close my eyes, but I can’t because I am driving. I have traveled this long road between school and home a thousand times, but today is different. Today I chauffeur my parents on a journey none of... [more]
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My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?
From the hymn, “How Can I Keep From Singing?”
The words were first published on August 7, 1868,
in The New York Observer. Titled "Always Rejoicing",
and attributed to "Pauline T”
Follow this YouTube link to hear Pete Seeger sing this hymn:
When have you encountered
the Light through Music?
[Piece on left, Cantus (“Song” in Latin); piece on right, Laus Deo
(“praise be to God' in Latin). Stained glass, Anne Witherspoon.]
Sundays we’d climb the hill
threading our way
on the worn path,
fern banked, sprinkled
with pine needles,
damp breezes lifting off the lake,
through pines and cedars.
A line of girls in blue chambray shirts
with sailor collars edged in white,
we’d take our orderly seats
on split-log... [more]
In the spring of 2013, after returning to work from maternity leave, I began advocating for a student with a disability who shall remain unnamed. Our new-to-the-field psychologist insisted that the student didn’t qualify for specialized instruction because test scores... [more]
Soul Chair, graphite on paper, Bob Henry
"I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God."
In addition to the original stories listed, we've also collected a few classic quotations on the theme of this Chapter. To read these quotes,
please click on the link below.