We have a special tradition here at LitWorld. New members of our staff are warmly welcomed by gathering together to share readings chosen by the team. This week, at our Staff Meeting, our Executive Director Dorothy Lee read aloud a team favorite, "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend." We also heard a passage from "The Little Prince," an excerpt from an article on the science of cooking, and a poem from Naomi Shihab Nye.
We chose readings that connected us to each other. Each reading is different and each reader makes it her own. A story might make us laugh, an article might teach us something new. We all felt the power of reading aloud. We felt the power of our work.
It was a poignant reminder, all together in our office, that we learn and grow from reading together, as a classroom, as a family, as a staff, as a community.