“From that one experience, a finger touching a flame, a person learns countless things.”
~ A New Culture of Learning
It has been a joy to share my blog in a new way. I did not start this blog for a large following. It was a way to share my stories with my friends- not the world or even my classmates. It continued as a way for my family and curious minds to see what happens in my life as a seminarian, mom, Army wife and plain old nomad. Now, I share it with my classmates for my Ed II class that is about media in the parish.
One would think that closing each class is a joy… and it is to a degree. But it also brings to an end a special relationship built, sometimes with one or two, more often, with 5 or 10 others who get to know each other in a whole new way. I am grateful for our social media, for our internet and the blessing of online learning. I am honored to read my classmates blogs and long after this class is done, I will be keeping them on my rss, wondering how they are and in an instant I will know.
Who would have thought how amazing the internet could be at helping us build relationships with someone we never met and may never share a cup of coffee with? Not me, but boy oh boy, am I glad.
Ps.. here is a link to an old blog post about ends and goodbyes: should old acquaintance be forgot
Quote from A New Culture of Learning, SeelyBrown & Thomas, 2011.