Friends, I know this is a momentous day. Most of you are involved in some kind of professional learning today, and you still have to find the time to vote, and the weather is miserable. And I am sure I am not alone in having more on my plate than I can handle gracefully. So if you have a quiet moment, or can make one, I thought you might like the attached quotations drawn from the work of Meg Wheatley. At the Center, we try to make a practice of coming together well in the various groups we host or are part of. One of the ways we do this is by printing quotations on slips of paper, and asking people to talk to one another about why they picked that one and why. So, of my bank of quotations, these ones came to mind as being germane today.
Or, you can think about these words from Rumi which, as you can see, features large on the bulletin board in my office:
Sit down and be quiet.
You are drunk, and this is the edge of the roof.
Not to be maudlin or anything, but thank you for all you do to make the world a better place. And for voting.
Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Best, Isobel