Professor Gibson
Thought Bubbles

Seeing Above the Trees

Stock photo by Pexels at Pixabay.

Here I am the night before another Friday class. It is homecoming week. I am sure my students will be distracted tomorrow. The campus will be full of guests and life in Nashville will be in full swing. Meanwhile, on another campus, there will be sadness in the air and a stillness on the ground. The students there will also be distracted by a series of events that led to the loss of their own.

We have a tendency to get lost in our own lives. The view from below is limited. But from above, a stark contrast is visible. This world is full of pain. We need to take a moment to look at the view from above. We need to be reminded that there is a world beyond our own corner. Today our campus mourned with our sister campus. We took a moment to be still and stand with them. We need to look out for each other. It is up to us to see beyond the trees.