There are so many thoughts going through my head right now, but none I particularly want to flesh out this weary, May, pre-dawn morning. They seem too big, too deep to be tackled before the requisite amount of coffee is consumed. I'll list them here, just so you know: the whitewashing of the history curriculum and attempt to erase social justice from the collective vocabulary by our state government, very nearly accomplished; the need for all students and their families to be seen in our school library collections, if only, and importantly, to save lives; the inequity caused by something so simple as lack of text in children's homes (and daily attention to it) at 0 to 3 years of age.
See, I told you--big thoughts that call for deep diving. But there's a sense of urgency surrounding them, too, that says we don't have time to go down under, something must be done now.
The only now I can face with any sense of confidence is the work ahead of me today, this week, this summer, lots of mundane details that I can list and check off. But maybe, just maybe, there will be some chiseling moments in that work, chipping away at those big issues at my own little corner of the monolithic establishment.