Today my nuggets (how I refer to the 22 students I’ve been with all year) went on a field trip to release the trout they have been raising since November. It was adorable to see them all name their little fish and release it down the river. It’s one of those things where you realize how to adults, they’re ecstatic to be getting rid of these fish they’ve had to maintain for the past six months. But to the kids, this was a huge deal- releasing their babies they’ve taken such ‘good’ care of since they arrived in the classroom as little eggs.
Just another moment where I’ve realized how much perspective matters. How these 10 and 11 year olds see the world so differently, so much more purely, than the adults that guide them through day-to-day life. Maybe the roles should change for a day or so. I think that adults would learn the the purpose of life is not to rush through it making as much money as you can, but to enjoy it. Soak in the little miracles around you every day. Appreciate nature.
You only live once, and if you do it right, once is enough. :)