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The Way It Is
 
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change.  But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
 
~ William Stafford ~
 
(The Way It Is)
 
You found me!  This is my twentieth year of teaching at St. Gregory.  I love this community and hope and pray I will see and hear each of my students every day.  My classroom is intended to be a refuge.  It is a space that nurtures the mind and the heart.  When Robert Coles visited St. Gregory, he asked, "Do they know what they have here?"  I believe in gratitude, and I am grounded in the understanding that teaching at St. Gregory is a gift.