Gowlings Thank You
Dear Mr. Zander,
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful session at Gowlings
yesterday. I introduced myself briefly to you just before your talk. I was
reminded of something someone said about education once that children
enter school as question marks and come out as periods. I guess we all
walk around as periods for the rest of our lives. I vowed after your
session yesterday that I would carry on and end more conversations both
professionally and personally with question marks rather than periods.
Seems to me a good philosophy for life.
Your challenge to the group at the start of the session to visualize a
major road block in our lives I (happily) found very difficult. In fact, I
could not think of any major problems and I learned through your talk
that I already live my life with a sense of possibility. I am very
grateful for that. I think one of the most important gifts we can pass on
to our children, through education, is to nurture their sense of curiosity
and engagement with the world and music and the arts is a powerful tool
for that. I wish we could bottle your vision for living with vision,
optimism and possibility and take into into every teacher-training college
and university around the continent. Education needs your views more than
Thank you for brightening our day and maybe even our lives. Perhaps, I
can find a way to bring you to Canada with my organization some time in
the future. I hope to be in touch.
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