All Is Embraced

All can be embraced.
Nothing left out.
Nobody left out.
No matter what.

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Nova High School graduation corsage with attached plastic dead rat

Nova High School in Seattle, from which the young woman in the photograph has just graduated, has a rather strange mascot. A dead rat! From all I heard from the two youngsters who attended the school it would appear to be an exceptional one. Dead rat or no.

Nova is a small alternative high school in the Seattle Public School District, created in 1970 by students and teachers. Nova is an alternative school whose mission is to be a democratically governed learning community of broadly educated, diverse, creative and independent thinkers who work collaboratively and demonstrate a high degree of individual and social responsibility.

Published for the one who graced the house (in Seattle where I stayed last week-end) in a pink dancing costume and calm presence. May all be well with you.

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One thought on “All Is Embraced”

  1. The mission statement and outfit bring back fond memories of my time at Windsor House. This type of school seems to really encourage a wonderful oddness in its students. :)

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