Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, October 22, 2009

a fine day

This morning I had to trade in my usual jeans for a skirt and blouse and stockings and nice shoes. It always feels a little weird.

And tonight, I am weary, but in a good way. So many smart, big hearted people working together to move the mission of the school forward in the face of so many challenges. Retaining what has been special about the place since 1847, while embracing both the uncertainties and possibilities of the future. 

And this work goes hand in hand with one of my autumn insights.  CREATIVE TENSION....

-when difficulties can be imagined as opportunities.

-when what we fear can be transformed into what we can learn from.

-when what folks disagree about can become something shared.

-when one truth and another truth can become a fuller truth.

-when we have an inward struggle that opens us to growth and change...

What would you add?


  1. Love the umbrella term "creative tension" for your list of challenges Karen. Thought provoking. . .

  2. The Board is really lucky to count you amongst its members, Karen!

  3. Hey Deb...I always like to provoke thoughts! are so kind. I am actually lucky to sit amongst such fine people.