Thank You and I Will Miss You All

Post date: Jun 27, 2012 9:38:22 PM

Literacy Chicago has been my second home for close to 8 years. I have learned so much from all of you and have been inspired by your dedication to learning, your perseverance against many odds, your gratitude and your kindness. Thank you for letting me into your lives - I am a better person because I had the chance to read and engage with all of you. I will never forget you.

One of my favorite poems:

Dawn Revisited - Rita Dove

Imagine you wake up

with a second chance: The blue jay

hawks his pretty wares

and the oak still stands, spreading

glorious shade. If you don't look back,

the future never happens.

How good to rise in sunlight,

in the prodigal smell of biscuits--

eggs and sausage on the grill.

The whole sky is yours

to write on, blown open

to a blank page. Come on,

shake a leg! You'll never know

who's down there, frying those eggs,

if you don't get up and see.


Keep learning, keep journeying and keep reading against the odds.