Motivation from friends, Yes.

Sometimes the responses I receive from the blog are well, I LOVE. Here is one I think you will LOVE.  Kudos back to the Les Miserables cast.  🙂

“I’m struck by your entry on Les Miserable on two levels. Your students must truly dig learning from and with you. Its obvious that you love them and their unique spirits. Or put another way, you know that to know is to be known. And to be known is to know. All are lucky here. Second, your school must be bomb amazing to stage such a play. Reading this entry, including how you spent real time on each person makes me think of these two pieces I don’t think I shared with you in my last note. As background, a friend has a leader and organizational blog. In a recent entry, he notes the NBA MVP acceptance speech by Kevin Durant and a related article. Thought I’d share both. They resonate ON MANY levels and may you, too, especially in the context of the power of the speech and your blog entry.



Third, I enjoyed your longer recent entry. One, perhaps it is time I invest time in Facebook; your explanation on why Facebook is good is powerful!  You write about how you “want to change how people saw librarians…that you want to change a stereotype.” I love this and have a question. I agree that librarians’ power, like all professionals, lie in discipline and working within lines, creativity to see how and when to cross sector boundaries, and the passion to drive the crossing (READ: love). Unlike many librarians, you seemingly have a bit more bandwidth to push the boundaries (and sustain the work to do it). Hurrah for you! Question. As I said when we met, you seem to be knee deep into action learning or experiential education–horses, theatre, student-led publishing, etc. In doing, the learning lives. If true, is it that you want to change a stereotype or that you simply want to be “you” in the context of a profession whose walls can and probably should be pushed? Lastly, when we next meet, lets discuss your appreciation for this line from Les Mis, “To love another person is to see the face of God.”  Including, to hear and heed the still small voice, the gut as you call it, is to “to love and respect the God that is within…”: “


About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)
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