In a city full of so much history, I am lucky because I was able to make my own little bit of history. This beautiful city that has seen so much hurt and destruction allowed me to see the beauty of making friendships that span across the world. Thanks to Centropa, I was able to connect with 85 teachers from several different countries. All with the same goal in mind. Teaching young minds the history that has shaped their lives today. Centropa allowed us to come together as teachers and create lesson plans that will connect our students living in different countries with 1 goal in mind. Learning history.
Everyone has a story: what is yours? What will your future hold? How will your past shape who you will become? These are questions I pose on a daily basis. This is what I want to teach my students. They can become anything-not let their past influence their future too much!!! Going to Berlin showed me this was possible. A city with such an abhorrent past that has such a bright future.
Walking down the streets of Berlin I see all of the beauty that one city can offer. I don't think I have ever been at peace as I was in this city. I was able to lose myself in the beauty of the world around me not concentrating on the hurt and pain but the hope and dreams.
Although I was unable to write while I was in Berlin- I see it as a blessing. I was able to live life to the fullest while in the city, experiencing things I have never experienced before, forming new and hopefully lasting friendships and relationships.
I hope that I will be lucky enough to go back to this wonderful city and experience more that it has to offer.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu
until next time