"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." -Shing Xiong *** "Do not go where the path may lead; instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson *** "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget." -G. Randolf *** "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -E.M. Forster *** "Imagnination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world." -Albert Einstein *** Defintion of Suburbia: A place where they cut down trees and name streets after them. -(Unknown, found on sticker) :p *** "A lie goes halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." -Winston Churchill***"Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly." -Louis Ginsberg ***"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Buber

Monday, September 10, 2012

Principals Are People Too! (a poem)

Principals Are People Too!
Written April 21st, 2012
Such a dark, scary man
That lays in wait
In a shadowy room of doom
At the end of the hall
Since we were just wee children
We feared the call:
“Principal’s office!”

Surely in our heads
As we walked that walk
Of impending reprimand and shame
We pictured a tall spidery man
With beady accusing eyes
Behind authoritative spectacles
That magnify his angry glare
Crouched in his torture chamber
Waiting for us there.

Imagine our surprise!
To see a normal man
With a smile and friendly eyes!
Bustling about a bright,
Charmingly messy office
Much like any other
And he wants not to expel you
From his school on some accusation
But rather congratulate you
For some prideful consummation.

As you leave his office
With a smile on your face
You wonder how your friends will react
Upon learning he’s not from outer space!
The principal is a person too!

Say hi to him in the hall
And listen to his responding call
If you take the time as you walk
To greet him and have a talk
You might be surprised to find
He too has interests and opinions in mind
Instead of boarding a mothership from above
At the day’s end he returns to a family full of love

I’m sorry to change your world
With this ground-breaking news,
I know it’s strange, even revolutionary,
But it’s true:

Principals are people too!