We find ourselves in uncomfortable, uncertain, and unprecedented times. We are unknowing, and the immediate future is unknowable.
There is so much that is complex and “un” in our world right now. But there are also children pressing their hands into sand. Children discovering flowers. Children oblivious of social distancing who greet their loved ones with hugs. Children who share their drawings, their found objects, their wonder, their light.
And so we wander an uncertain path, but we are reminded daily to wonder. To recognise the beauty of the world. To pause, take a breath, and look forward.
As I walked through the Houses this morning, a wise educator commented;
“This is a sanctuary. A place to remember all the things that are good in the world.”
And she was right.
May Flinders long be a sanctuary for children and families.