Monday, March 19, 2012

Mirrors vs Windows

Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester.  The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  
-Sydney J. Harris, journalist and author (1917-1986)

I have been sitting in my office all morning working, working, working and the whole time feeling hemmed in.  I felt like my work was going nowhere and inside I was trying to reach my inner creativity.  The weather has been muggy this morning and so the open window was providing little relief.  Then there was some thunder and soon I heard rain outside.  I felt fresh air come into my window.

I looked at the bottom of my computer monitor and saw the above quote taped there.  I had been a mirror this morning.  My emotions and moods were all pinned inside me; and I wasn't able to think and create for my classes tomorrow.

Once I felt the fresh air, I had an idea that I can't wait to "dig" into for tomorrow.  I am now a window and I am hopeful that tomorrow I will bring light to the students that enter my classroom.

(I had tried to write three times this morning for the slice challenge and had nothing...until now...may not be the best, but it is my thoughts---hope all are having a good day slicing and doing the rest of their day's work)


  1. It is a Monday. A great reminder--mirror vs. window. I think I can remember that and use it, too. Thanks for your thoughts.

  2. What a great way to view remind oneself to do better. I'll have to remember this!

  3. How interesting that quote and fresh rain air helped to clear the cobwebs clouding your thinking. Change the view and thinking can change. Good to remember!