Today's Poetry Type:
When you see zero, what does it mean?
Is it a void to your mind?
An absence, null. What makes a life dull?
A cruel lack, the deficit unkind?
But what if zilch amounts to much more -
Potential waiting to fill?
What makes a life dull? An absence null.
The void contains vastness, if we’re still.
We know the richness of unfilled time
The zestiness freedom brings.
An absence, null, that makes a life dull?
No! Inspiration with graceful wings!
There’s a lot of “no” in my kids’ lives. No school, no curriculum, no chores, no rules, no punishment….does that mean that nothing is being learned, or tried, or explored?
If you’ve been here before, I suspect you’ve already got an idea about that. If you interacted with one or both of my kids in person, you’d know for sure…
Zero enforced education doesn’t equate to “zero learning.”
What it means is that they have the free time to devote to their own pursuits. Sometimes these are avid and obviously rich in learning. Other times, it’s so subtle no one besides them might see what exactly it is they’re doing.