Non-uniform day

23 05 2008

We were raising funds for the victims of the earthquakes in Sichuan province in China, and I wore my TWLOHA t-shirt with the words, “LOVE IS THE MOVEMENT” in huge letters on the front. In lessons throughout the day, I was able to tell some students about self-harm and depression, and there was an outpouring of understanding, and sharing of experience. It was an amazing time, and I appreciated every second of it.

But my heart hurts for those who have experienced the depths of despair, either first- or second-hand. These conversations, this kind of sharing, this trust… This is why I am a teacher. This is why I love teenagers.

This is what it looks like:

And it was good because we weren’t just talking about teenagers, but about the need to love, and spread love, and be love around the world.

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