Tuesday, December 1, 2009

what's new?

back in college (at the university of rhode island), there was a physical education teacher named art sherman who would begin every "philosophy of education" class with the same two words:

"what's new?"

dr. sherman was always smiling, but his smile would enlarge and take over his whole face, whenever he'd get a chance to say:

"what's new?"

it didn't take long for us (students) to realize that, if we began talking about current events, we'd never really get to the scheduled lesson for the day.  ..this worked out well -- whenever class was held on the day after a party or social (if homework had not been fully completed).

at many points during many classes, dr. sherman would repeat:

"what's new?"

examples:
-student: politicians are mindless
-dr. sherman: what's new?

-student: athletes are getting into trouble
-dr. sherman: what's new?

-student: we're going to war
-dr. sherman: what's new?

eventually, we'd all get it. ..his-story tends to repeat itself, and nothing is really new (in the news). ..the only Real "New(s)" is the continual unfolding of the Universal Heart -- Love, expressing HE/rSelf as this.

Allness... Oneness... Sameness... infinitely diversified.

"what's new?"

art sherman: the best college professor that a person could ever hope for.
click here for a quick clip about art sherman

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