Work…

Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.

Studs Terkel

As usual, big thanks to Goodreads quotes that arrive to my inbox in a daily fashion.

I do not know up to what point I find this phrase depressive or actually very much real. As I work in different schools and settings on a daily basis, I feel very close to the words search for meaning; but more than that I search and I work really hard to be present for those children who are full of absence and they just do not know how to say it – although they are asked to write stories-.

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Reflection

One day, two parents turn to their rabbi for advice, because of serious problems they are having in raising their child.

They ask this wise man to suggest something they could do to help their son overcome his problems.

The rabbi thinks for a moment and then looks at the parents in some surprise and says,

“It is not your child who needs to change, but you who must change first.”

 

Armin Krenz (Ed.) Handbuch fur Erzieherinnen (loose-leaf periodical) 06/2005 issue