A Quote Worth Considering…

I ran across this quote in preparing the opening address for our District’s Annual Art Fair Show.  As I looked around the room at the hundreds of beautiful pieces of art that showcased the talented and creative students throughout our District…I found this quote very fitting…and worth our consideration.

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again.  And what do we teach our children?  We teach them that two and two make four…and that Paris is the capital of France.

When will we also teach them what they are?  We should say to each of them:  Do you know what you are?

You are a marvel.  You are unique.  In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you.  Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.  You have the capacity for anything.  Yes, you are a marvel.

And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?  You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”

– Pablo Picasso

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