While we’re talking about wishes for the new year ahead, one fervent desire in my heart, aside from the dreams I have for myself, is to someday see my students bloom into the great human beings they already now hold within them. I see it now and then, like glimmers winking in and out, unstable threads of possibility that at times shine bright and clear during moments of win or awesome. It is this wish that often keeps me going even when the work environment is sometimes toxic. Maybe, it is my leap of faith in the manner of Soren Kierkegaard, what I choose to believe, my own hand grasping at straws for a meaning that doesn’t exist in this indifferent universe. Kierkegaard couched this in the terms of love, of finding a soulmate. I wonder if it is a love that is enough to sustain me for the rest of my days.
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I fell in love with learning in my teen years and I've stayed in love all these years. I wanted to be a person who could SEE signs, connections, and beauty where others could not and I knew I could be that person if I knew more and understood more. The universe was and still is a fascinating enigma and life is about collecting different keys for unlocking its mysteries. That's what Eureka is all about. I hope that my passion shows when I teach and I hope that it is infectious. If there is a gift I want to impart to my students, it is the joy of an Aha! unlocking in their mind, of something clicking and making sense or opening into a vast wonderland of possibility. That is why I teach. View all posts by thedoe