In an age when transhumanists are racing to make us all bionic, when many of the animals we eat have been genetically engineered, when we are on the verge of auto drive cars, when the map of your face unlocks your iphone, it is enchanting to be in a floating, old world city. where church bells tell you what time it is, where ambulances are boats, where street sweepers use actual branch-and-twig witch brooms. venice, you are ridiculous and disarming and lovely, and i am so grateful you're still here.
Day 24=world gratitude day. when asked what they were grateful for, this is what 50ish 4th graders responded...22: family/teachers listed on same sticky and/or pets
11: specifically listed only teachers, smh and/or awesome education
4: food (ice cream day made me chuckle)
2: video games
2: appearances (!) 2: holistically happy="i am grateful for this world and everything in it" and "i'm grateful that i'm alive." their teacher is #grateful not to be picking up sticky notes that would become unstuck to the dry erase board all.stinking.day.long. #teacher#worldgratitudeday2017#firstworldproblems