Thank you, Beth. This short film, “Sorry”, is powerful and a must see for everyone.

I didn't have my glasses on....

this film, an oscar winner, was shot in 30 minutes

though it may not be voiced in your language

 all people will understand it

 at under 4 minutes, it is very short

but will stay with you for a very long time.

Sorry means you feel the pulse of other people’s pain as well as your own, and saying it means you take a share of it. And so it binds us together, makes us trodden and sodden as one another. Sorry is a lot of things. It’s a hole refilled. A debt repaid. Sorry is the wake of misdeed. It’s the crippling ripple of consequence. Sorry is sadness, just as knowing is sadness. Sorry is sometimes self-pity. But Sorry, really, is not about you. It’s theirs to take or leave.

Sorry means you leave yourself open, to embrace or to ridicule or to revenge. Sorry is a…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five 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 was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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30 Responses to sorry.

  1. Ritu says:

    This made me cry!

  2. Ellen says:

    I read Beth’s post earlier this morning and had to wait to comment due to blinding tears! Were I one of blogdom’s finest, such as yourself, I would share this powerful post too…but I have forwarded it to others. Even though I receive Beth’s posts amidst my inbox this was my first time commenting there and, being a non-blogger, I was assigned a cute little cartoon face with the comment which is just above your own. Thank-you!!

    • Jennie says:

      I’m so glad you saw it, too! What a powerful video. There were plenty of tears on my end, as well. Like you, I plan to send this to others. Many thanks for you kind words!!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing that, Jennie. I’m all choked up. What a film.

  4. Darlene says:

    A powerful message. Children are so often misunderstood.

    • Jennie says:

      You are so right, Darlene! I think there are far more traditional teachers (than teachers like me), and this shows that we often misunderstand children.

  5. An excellent film. Thank you, Jennie and Beth.

  6. Powerful and thank you for sharing!

  7. Jim Borden says:

    that was powerful…

  8. srbottch says:

    Very moving. ‘Walk a mike in my shoes’ moment.

  9. prather742 says:

    Oh that made me cry, so thought provoking!

  10. Norah says:

    This is powerful.

  11. So heart touching, and with a very important message.

  12. Needed no words. The visual said it all. Sigh…

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