Build it and They Will Come...
This is a message we received after we saw the movie
"Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Kostner as an Iowa Farmer whose
angels told him to build a baseball field in his corn field.
You were touched by this movie and it has a deep meaning for you.
Not about "build it and they will come," but about your work and the
enormity of it. When a person begins anything at all, there will be
a progression of events that will not be understood at the time, but
will make a great deal of sense later as the story of their life
unfolds. You will see that you and your work is part of a greater
meaning on both sides of life. Be patient, you will see soon enough.
Teach everyone that they will see the great story of their work a
small piece at a time. Sometimes they will feel like they are the
only ones who do see, but there are others every day who are joining
them. Doubters seem to be everywhere, but they are being replaced by
believers, such as your students. Invite all your students to take
up their work as a baseball player dons his uniform, picks up his
bat, ball, and glove, and focuses on the game. You are all part of
the game! It is so.