Light

Light

I see your shadow moving Through the haze In search of light Beyond a window pane— The glow of traffic lights on winding roads And sun reflecting off the snow— Freedom from reality From what is and what ought to be Until you come undone and see A light within your...
When Seasons Change

When Seasons Change

I slept through September Through the sound of school bells and children’s laughter on the playground -In my pensive twilight sleep I thanked God for youth and innocence I fell apart in October Despite the scent of harvest wafting in the air And leaves like fallen...
Encouraging Wonder and Excitement

Encouraging Wonder and Excitement

Seeing my son’s eyes light up when he saw the geology exhibit at the science museum in Portland made me tear up. I don’t remember the last time I looked at anything with that kind of wonder and excitement… maybe when I saw him for the first time… I...
Speak

Speak

Speak clearly so I can hear The words inside your head -without cadence or allusion- The thoughts you will not share Speak slowly so I can know What you forgave and why -And if forgiveness is untethered- When the truth will not subside Speak kindly so I can forget The...
The Progression of Less and Less Support

The Progression of Less and Less Support

*This article is based on a manuscript published in Gifted Child Quarterly and was written by Jenny Ritchotte and Amy Graefe. It will appear in an international practitioner magazine this winter. Who would believe that a gifted student with seemingly endless potential...