I recently had the awesome privilege of taking part in state history. I joined as thousands of teachers gathered in our state capitol’s rotunda and rallied, united in chorus. One voice. Chants and cheers rang throughout “our house” nonstop as legislators gathered to remedy our tragic state of education.
Except for the moment of silence we took at 11:00 a.m. to honor the memory of Martin Luther King’s assassination.
And it doesn’t stop. And it won’t. Until we reach common ground.
It was a beautiful sight to see. And hear. It brought tears to my eyes.
A rotunda is a round building or room, especially with a dome.
It’s beautiful. And it’s well on its way to becoming more beautiful as our Capitol building undergoes renovations. To the tune of $245 million dollars of restoration. Hmmm. $$$
Round. Circle. As I looked up and down at the rotunda, I saw in each floor, a ring. It reminded me of the explanation of a wedding ring. A universal symbol of wholeness, love, and peace. Of unending strength, no beginning or ending. That is the solidarity we teachers stood as in this rotunda. It gave me chills.
Can you imagine what a beautiful sight it will be when we all join together in heaven in unity with chants and cheers, nonstop, in praises to our lord?
I can only imagine! What a day to behold!
Until then, keep fighting the good fight teachers! United we stand. One day longer, one day stronger!
God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them. Isaiah 40:22
Love and laughter,