Tag Archives: leaving

open doors.

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one kinder opens the door for another after making sure it is safe for him to go

the bittersweet feelings of being part of our multi-age class

most of the children don’t see themselves as being

different ages or stages

and may not yet see

that some will be moving on

to the higher grades

where they will have the chance to grow

in ways they have yet to imagine

and some will stay with us

for one more year

where they will have the chance

to be the leaders and teachers

to the new little ones joining our class

what we all know without any doubt

is that we are one

 we will always keep an open door for all of them

to safely come and go as they need

and as some leave and as some stay

our journeys continue another day.

“if I look back when I begin to leave, will they remember me?” 

― adam young, owl city

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summer is back.

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with temps in the 90s late in september

this kinder has it right

or perhaps it never left?

“i haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it.”

-mick jagger

leaving.

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“there is a time for departure

even when there is no certain place to go.”

– tennessee williams

when i stop at the light on this corner

 what i see

is

always different

yet

always the same

this is the stop 

where you get on the bus

and

go straight to the airport

i’ve seen people

hugging

crying

laughing

talking

celebrating

calling

texting

alone 

together

worried

whispering

excited

wondering

so many different goodbyes

and

i sometimes wonder

what they say to each other

just before

one steps 

onto that bus

and

one is left  behind

on the sidewalk

they all have a story and a reason 

maybe to return to somewhere or someone

maybe for an adventure

maybe to see the world

maybe to leave a bad situation behind

maybe to meet someone for the first time

maybe to get better

maybe to help someone

maybe to realize a dream

maybe they’re not yet sure

but there is one thing that is certain

someone is leaving

and

someone is coming.



”the best things said come last. people will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart. “

-alan alda