September 2019 – Expectation
Your Voice by Christiana McQuain
Crossing Bridges by Rev. Jan Taddeo
Things to Think by Robert Bly
Loss: the Little Boat by Bob Patrick
Poem: Valentine for Ernest Mann by Naomi Shihab Ny
On unlocking the gifts by shifting our expectations
“He really liked those skunks.
So, he re-invented them
as valentines and they became beautiful
At least, to him…”
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
The Positive Power Of Negative Thinking by Julie Norem
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
Honors the poignant and inspiring journeys of parents whose child’s path does not fit expectations. Traces the terrain of moving beyond those expectations into love. (Movie based on the book: here)
Amazing Grace, written by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch
Tomorrow – cover: Haley Klinkhammer
A Change is Gonna Come: Sam Cook
Cover and tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_pmDHGtn9o
Can’t No One Know: Sweet Honey in the Rock
Movies & Television:
Far From The Tree (Documentary) On What happens to families when a child’s journey is not the one that was expected?
“Follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning book “Far From the Tree.” (Read a review here)
Akeelah and the Bee Want to feel like you are capable of defying expectations? This is the movie for you!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The highly-acclaimed animation film about navigating societal and familial expectations while at the same time being called to great expectations.