The “Forever Young” Vision Statement

imagesMore than a year ago I wrote a short post after listening deeply to Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” on an airplane.  Heard it again this morning and every time I do I feel it has a set of wonderful messages for educators and our mission.  It uplifts my spirit; it seems a more perfect school vision statement than so many I see.  Might you share it with your community and discourse over its resonance in learning?

May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and be strong

May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful

And may your song always be sung

May you stay forever young

I could parse this out and explain what I mean line-by-line, how each phrase applies to education in the 21st Century, or in any other century, but no one reading this blog needs that, and I would feel small.

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  1. Gwilliam, Doug

    Humming this on my way to work this morning…great minds maybe??

    Douglas J. Gwilliam, President
    (858) 795-7455 – direct

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