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Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 08:39:01 -0400 (EDT)
Random Thought: A Lesson From My Garden

I was walking through my garden, looking for a blooming rose or two to snip and then slip quietly on my sleeping angel's pillow this Mother's Day morning. The sun was just on the horizon and my eye caught an isolated dandelion in full playful and magnificent geodesic bloom carefully peeking out from under a glorious Peace Rose bush. As stooped down on my haunches to admire the unique beauty of each, a thought struck me. Being an avid gardener, I am willing to see so much more; and when I do see more, I am willing to see so much less. And, like gardening, I think that there are only two ways to teach. One, is to love every student as a unique and miraculous being. The other way is not to.

         Make it a good day.


         Louis Schmier      
         Department of History
         Valdosta State University
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