When I taught 5th grade the children always read THE BIG WAVE by Pearl Buck, a short story that takes place in Japan. It tells of a boywho lived by the sea, and a family who lived on the hills of a volcano, and a tidal wave, and the philosophy of those Japanese people about the dueling dangers from the volcano and the sea. It is a wonderful story. Japanese artwork about waves are beautiful.
It is not a wonderful reality.
The waves are not beautiful. March 11, 2011
I am a lifelong educator, writer and author, a foster, bio, and adoptive parent, happy mom of five daughters, Grandma to six, Nana to four, and church and theater musician. Oh yes, and all-round optimistic, crazy lady.