ROOTS: Our theme this year is “ROOTS”…not necessarily our ethnic origins, but our character and the values that we carry, stand for, and show by how we live our lives! Here are some questions that we will be exploring as we study the 20th and 21st century history worldwide, and also grapple with our own individual growth and progress:
What is at the root and core of who we are? How do we nurture and maintain our roots? Can any of us function effectively without a solid root system? What are the roots of our families, communities, our country, and our world…how do they hold us together? What roots are we passing to our future generations through our actions?
We will be collecting quotes and photos that have to do with roots, that serve as metaphors and stimulators for our ROOTS journey.
“…well I can stand like a tree with my roots down deep and my branches wide open so I can see…” Joe Reilly, Tree Meditation
written by Tien Stone Langlois, Director and Lead Instructor