Krista and Staff,I catch your show for about 10-15 minutes while driving on Sunday morning. I plan on listening to today's show on the podcast as it spoke to me in many ways. I am a special education teacher and have experienced the human dynamic of what I refer to as "demonizing" groups who do not share your same beliefs, needs, or concerns. I am guessing it is a regular occurence for administrators and teachers to be at odds, for teachers to be at odds with various groups of parents, etc. I have thought the saying "absence makes the heart grow founder" is quite often not the case. It is the face to face contact on a regular basis, the active listening, and the true desire to put yourself in the other person's shoes which develop trust and real solutions.
On a separate note, I write and perform music as a hobby and recently co-wrote a song called "Sorry Don't Change the Weather". Born of the frequency of the use of the word sorry without any meaningful change in behavior.Lyrics below.
Raised me well all these yearsWatched many sunsets disappearPlayed you like a wishing wellBut still you steered me clearNow you stare with dying eyesAs autumn trees begin to cryKneeling down in front of youI apologizeI apologize
Sorry don'tSorry don'tSorry don't change the weather
Loved me sweet, loved me strongLoved you bad and loved you wrongSearching through all my fearTo find where we belongNow you star with loving eyesSummer winds begin to sighKneeling down in front of youI apologizeI apologize
What the Prodigal Son never had to sayKeeps rolling off my tongueEvery single dayEvery single day
Life can stingLife can fraySunken ships don't sail awayWith St. Peter at the gateI wonder what he'll sayNow he stares with righteous eyesAs all my sins cloud the skyKneeling down in front of himI apologizeI apologize
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