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Kindred Spirits

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Kindred Spirits

By Susan Anderson

Learning is about relationships.

Most of which are formed while we make discoveries.

And no one celebrates discoveries quite like those who know the child within,

And in others visualize the possibilities with which we all began.

This vision makes us kindred spirits.

The kind of spirits that find high rewards in hugs;

Put dandelions in water,

Use compassion with dead goldfish,

Take 20 children to the zoo and return the same number,

Speed tie tennis shoes & black patent leather buckles.

Really celebrate February 14th,

And guard family secrets and overheard


Recycle everything and believe in


These kindred spirits have liberty daily, to laugh, and cry

Sit on the floor,

Paint and swing,

Hold hands and look into faces that

Reflect life.

To some the power of the job is frightening, sometimes the trust bestowed upon us, to care for Humanity’s Child sinks in.

Then we pause to watch even more closely, knowing that the future of this planet sits precariously in the laps and arms of kindred spirits all around the earth.

With gentle beings who love learning and children, and live with a passion for something every day.

What do these spirits manifest for the future?

Compassion, joy, respect, ,curiosity,

Love, honesty, creativity and

An appreciation of life through someone else’s eyes.

Most people will never know what we know,

About the handholding, the dandelions and the sweaty hugs.

It is their loss.

And, it is what makes us kindred spirits.

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