Community & Connection Spiral
We live in a spiral galaxy. Nearly seventy percent of the galaxies closest to the Milky Way are spirals. The centre of a spiral galaxy is a glowing bulge of dust and gas orbited by a rotating disk with spiral arms of brilliant stars. The centre of the bulge sometimes masks a supermassive black hole.
A Grade 4 gives me a slip of paper at recess, a ticket to join his “elite” club with 3 of his friends. The rules are no hitting or kicking. When asked if there was a secret handshake he said, “No but we totally need one.”
We can learn from each person we meet. Teachers are everywhere when we are willing to be students. For years I’ve been a stealthy student watching and listening and reflecting, my mind a people-powered repository. Every day I reflect on my learnings: ideas and insights from experiences, conversations, and encounters.
Since the Oscars in February the video about the Bechdel Test has been passed around on Facebook, Twitter, and via email. To pass the Bechdel Test a story needs to have at least two female characters with names who talk to each other about something other than a man.