This morning, I met with Div. 2 and we read Because by Mo Willems. You all know Mo for the pigeon or Piggie and Gerald, but Mo has shared a deeper part of himself with this book. It is a story of inspiration and connection that run through us all. It might start you thinking about your own “because moment”. It’s incredible to step back and see how one act of kindness here, a risk taken there, a serendipitous minor illness here…lead one to where they are.
To get yourself in the right frame of mind, listen to Symphony No. 8 in B-Minor here. This is the piece of music that inspires at the very beginning of the book…
Wondering about the “because moment” of Because? Click below to hear from Mo Willems and Amber Ren about Because. The music accompanying the video is “The Cold” by Hilary Purrington from the book.
Can you figure out your “because moment”? Or do some research about someone you admire or something you use or enjoy and realize what the “because moment” was? Feel free to join Div. 2 by using Story Studio to create and share. Or just sit in the moment and think about what your “because moment” might be. As always, I’m available if you want to share… email@example.com
I’ll leave you with Jessie’s reflection on Music at Clinton and the connection of all our students as they are “watered” by Mrs. Jefferson and students who come before. Which one of you will have Music at Clinton as part of your “because moment”? 🙂