We hope you are all well.
This is a message that we have sent to our friends in Palestine. We would like to offer it to you too.
Maggie and Guy
We want you to know we are thinking of you.
We want you to know that you are important.
Isolated, apart and in fear, so many here, so many there,
We reach out to confound the isolation
To resist all spiralling into silence and suspicion
So, we want you to know you are important.
You are important because you are human.
You are important because of all the things you could be, and because of all the things that you are.
You are important because you have reached out to empower children.
And you carry a legacy.
A legacy of a rich and vital pedagogy that encompasses the world.
We have worked together to shape and develop that pedagogy.
To shape and develop an imagination that is human.
In hot rooms and for long hours, we have worked together.
We can only imagine now what rooms you are in and the long hours you endure.
We are proud to know you.
We do not know where will be in two weeks, two months, two years’ time.
But in this moment, now, we want you to know we are thinking of you.
with Guy Williams
NATD Journal Committee