Thursday, October 25, 2012


My son is beginning a new unit of inquiry at school.

The central idea is:
People's perceptions drive actions that determine how communities function.

One of the lines of inquiry is:
Why should we care about the past?

picture by Victoria

This got me thinking of a quote by President John F Kennedy,
"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
It's where we are in the world today. To remain in the past is impossible. But there are those who try to stand still, to cling tightly to what was, never changing. To live is to flow with the current of history. You have to ride the top of the wave or be swept aside. 


  1. I so needed to hear this, especially today. Thank you Samaritan :)

  2. peyton, it is always so good to hear from you :)