Saturday is the calm after the week. A time to reflect and celebrate. Thank you, Ruth Ayers, for this place that allows me a space to sit and write.
This week I’m celebrating those who give hope to children. Educators and writers who call on us to never give up and to reach out to those in our lives who need hope.
Hope. That was the message Patricia Polacco gave students this week.
Last March I sat in the third row of Riverside Chapel, surrounded by educators and listened to the magical storyteller Patricia Polacco. As she lifted up her Keeping Quilt, she lifted us up and moved us to tears.
This week I stood in the back of a crowded school auditorium. Again she lifted up her Keeping Quilt and lifted up an auditorium of students with the power of story and hope.
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