This has been an eventful week.
I watched teachers work with their students both online and in-person, using every ounce of energy to engage and motivate. I am humbled by their persistence and determination despite this year’s challenging circumstances.
I was inspired by students in a grade 5/6 classroom who are facing the unexpected, devastating loss of their teacher. Their courage, compassion, and candor are an example to all those they encounter.
I sighed with relief upon hearing the news of Joe Biden’s victory. It signals a return to human decency and truth in a world where character matters, words matter.
I listened to Kamala Harris say, “While I may be the first woman in this office I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”
For me, the common thread of these events: hope.
Joe Biden often quotes the poetry of Seamus Heaney and The Cure at Troy is among his favourites. This stanza resonates today:
“History says don’t hope On this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime The longed for tidal wave Of justice can rise up And hope and history rhyme.”
Listen to President-Elect Biden read the entire poem here.