This was no ordinary day. This was no ordinary school visit for Kwame or us. The man was greeted on a red carpet with every student out there waiting for him. They were shouting, "KWAME! KWAME!" like it was a pep rally. It was magical.
Kwame did two assemblies, lunch with students, visited a couple of classrooms and mingled at a faculty reception after school. A lot more than he usually does, I learned. He was ready to crash at the end of the day, and so should I. I did not anticipate how emotional the day would be, but it was! I used up almost a whole box of tissues. Kwame is poetic, musical and just beyond words. We are #solucky. Thank you Jen Cannell, with Jane Bentley and Questar, for making today happen.
Kwame's last words to me were "I appreciate you." Kwame, you don't even know how much I appreciate you. Looking forward to our next leap.
There. I've started a blog and I hope it's here to stay.