What If?…Every teacher, parent and child in every school community created an Outdoor Peace Garden? I was inspired by this idea when my collegue, in the midst of the recent Paris terrorist attacks, texted me, “Peace Gardens.” There was no note, suggestion or anything….simply “Peace Gardens.”
Today when I looked up at my vision board I saw the poem, “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry.
The Peace of Wild Things
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with the light.