Look for the Crack

Thank you Mitch Teemley for these enlightening words from some of my favorite authors.

Mitch Teemley

Hope is the Lens

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~Shel Silverstein

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
~Langston Hughes

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
~Emily Dickinson

“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
~Leonard Cohen

“Life damages us, everyone. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other” ~Veronica Roth

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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35 Responses to Look for the Crack

  1. Darlene says:

    These are all great. I love the Emily Dickensin quote especially.

  2. beetleypete says:

    We all need to read things like these at the moment. Nice reblog, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. I do love that Cohen quote, Jennie. Thanks for reminding me. Hugs on the wing.

  4. Opher says:

    Love those Jennie.

  5. Wonderful share, Jennie!

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Believing is more than 50% of achieving any goal.

  7. frenchc1955 says:

    These are wonderful, Jennie!

  8. Libby Sommer says:

    excellent quotes. many thanks for sharing.

  9. Norah says:

    Brilliant quotes.

  10. A lovely post and great share, Jennie.

  11. Good quotes, and proof why I’m a long-time Leonard Cohen fan!

  12. Thank you for sharing these wonderful quotes, Jennie! Thats what one is in need for, during these sunless days. Michael

  13. relyric says:

    Thankyou so much for spreading optimism …..in the the times of pessimism

  14. relyric says:

    Thankyou so much for spreading optimism in the times of pessimism

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