I knew that returning to GHS would be fun… but I had no idea it would be that much fun!!
Courtney, thanks for not only letting me hang out with your students, but also for bringing that huge pile of cookies. If you promise to bake more snicker-doodles, I’ll definitely come back!!
I was completely blown away by our conversation last week. I know it’s hard for y’all to live out, proud, and free at GHS. The school is very different than when I graduated in 1993, but it’s still a tough place (with the same weird smell).
As you know, everything – including change – moves slower in the south. Be as patient as you can. Support each other. Laugh as often as you’re able. Scream when you must. And most importantly… eat cookies. 🙂
This weekend my boyfriend and I watched the movie “Doubt.” If you haven’t seen it, you should. In a pivotal scene, a priest (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) sits next to a young nun (played by Amy Adams) and attempts to explain why he chooses to show love to an outcast student – despite the consequences. He says:
There are people who go after your humanity, Sister, that tell you that the light in your heart is a weakness. Don’t believe it. It’s an old tactic of cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue.
There’s nothing wrong with love.
When I heard this quote, I immediately thought about our talk last week. Several of you said that you feel like you’re being told that they way you love is “wrong.”
I’m just wondering… do you think this quote speaks to your situation?