Extra helping

On the phone tonight, Mom mentioned that today is John Lennon’s birthday. This calls, of course, for an extra helping of Folk Thursday:

“As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all….”

— John Lennon

The first verse of this song really resonates with me this week.

Some of my students have begun sharing their backgrounds with me. They break my heart. If I could, I swear I would adopt every one of them, and God help anyone who tried to hurt them.