Looking for serenity…

Looking for serenity,

you have come

to the monastery.

Looking for serenity,

I am leaving

the monastery.

Soen Nakagawa

Buscando serenidad,

has venido

al monasterio.

Buscando serenidad,

Yo me voy del monasterio.

Soen Nakagawa

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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-.