Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lumos

With one stroke of her enchanted quill, JK Rowling has awakened mystery and magic again. What a stirring set of seven books! What a stunning story!

I've spent the past week re-visiting the movies on the first four books. Oh! Pure, unadulterated joy. I wake up in the morning half expecting my toothbrush to fly into my hands by the sheer force of my will for it to do so. But alas, Shambhalla is a long way a way...

Truly though, Rowling has ignited that belief in something beyond and through Harry, Hermione and Ron, we learn so much about life, about love, about integrity.

I love the way the last book deals with death, seeking and the journey. That difference between seeker and knower. Beautiful!

It takes a Muggle to bring Magic back to the 21st century. Hats off and sparkles of light to Rowling!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Back to School

So good to be back in school.

It's crazy. It's madness. It's wild and it's lots of hard work.

But it's the most beautiful feeling ever. I'm back with Kirti and our 27 kids and it's like coming back home.

The hugs, the smiles, the tears, the hilarious moments - this is life!!!

Where else can I sweat like a pig (in the humid and hot classrooms) and yet manage to laugh through most of it?

Where else can I withstand the sound of 27 human voices talking their lungs out at the same moment and yet love each unique voice in that group?

Tired and exhausted at the end of the day, I offer my gratitude to the Universe...for keeping my soul alive and happy through the work I do.