— proof not product —
— presence not perfection --
— community not common —
I end with a passage from a remarkable book titled The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz. In the book, the author offers the following opinion: “People need to believe that they can participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives and have a stake in the societies in which they live.” (p. 275.) In the context of The Blue Sweater, the author proposes the above as part of the solution for eradicating poverty – that is, empowering people with the capacity to be change in their lives and societies. I relate the above recommendation to a model for education: students must feel they are vital components of their own education and schooling.
Paulo Veronese enjoys his family, teaching, learning, and is not to be confused with the Italian Renaissance painter.