Dear Calhoun Families,
Spring break is upon us. After a winter of heavy news, I hope the weeks ahead bring a lighter mood along with warmer weather.
I hope all our students, whether they are traveling or staycationing this break, can find moments to escape from the mundane. I spoke with one Middle School student planning to head to warmer weather and, hopefully, some camping. It reminded me of a story:
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip in the woods. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep.
Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
"I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes," replies Watson.
"And what do you deduce from that?"
Watson ponders for a minute.
"Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.
Horologically, I infer that the time is approximately a quarter past three.
Meteorologically, I can see that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
And theologically, I conclude that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe.
Tell me, Holmes, what do you deduce from that?"
Holmes is silent for a moment.
"Elementary, my dear Watson." he says. "Someone has stolen our tent!"
Friends, try not to overthink things this break. Have fun, stay safe, and bring some jokes back to Calhoun to launch us into April.