It's the first day of winter, time for reflection for the holidays and the new year ahead. Writing this week has been a challenge of what to say, what to do, how far to talk with students, how to support my colleagues, etc. I'm posting a poem today that I found a few weeks ago. I saved it then, but didn't realize how very important it would be to read and re-read at this time of grief for those who have lost loved ones recently.
What Matters, And What Doesn't
by Gautam Sen
Are you French or Indonesian
Or Korean or Papua New Guinean
Are you black or brown
Or white or yellow?
The rest of this lovely poem is found here at the Your Daily Poem site.
Happiest of holidays to you all!