July 13th, 2016
The daily read of 禅(ぜん）のことば seems to always bring me the words I need that day.
Today’s phrase 啐啄同時.
啐 -This is a sound that a baby bird makes when trying to get out of the shell.
啄 – Looks like the 卒 in 卒業, graduation, but it refers to the sound that a mama bird makes when cracking the baby bird’s shell.
同時 – at the same time.
This phrase reminds me of how important my students are to me, how much I have learned from them, and how much I appreciate them.
I am a teacher because they are my students.
Thank you students!! I look forward to seeing you again.