I’ll Never Need to Know (fill-in-the-blank)…

You’ve said it…I know you have. Everyone has. It’s a rite of passage.

As is the response you got from a parent or teacher…

Never say never.

I was reminded of how learning and knowledge, of all kinds, are always useful…(why does no one ever say always say always...or never say always??)

Just because it isn’t learning or knowledge that seems useful at that particular moment…I mean…it would be great if we were able to learn everything at exactly the right moment…but there’s too much to learn, too many people…all having too many moments…you get it…(ZPD is a narrow zone)

And the thing about life is…there is no such thing as a crystal ball.

In school, I let go of so many opportunities because my world was limited by the four walls of my home (and cray-cray parents, but that’s another post)…I guess I felt stuck…I guess “Oh, the Places You’ll Go…” wasn’t on the graduation gift circut yet.

“Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

So…I was sure I’d never need to know Spanish. While traveling in Mexico last week, I lamented again allowing myself to be so limited and short-sighted. All I could say when asked, “Habla espanol¿” was “muy mal estudiante.”

And I felt sad. Sad that I doubted the…brains in my head…feet in my shoes…the ability to steer myself any direction I choose. I’m on my own…And I’LL be the one who’ll decide where to go…

 You and I, Chickens…we can never, never, know what we may need to know!

Holler Back Ya'll

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