Have you heard of the cardboard challenge? It’s a beautiful story, here
Today was the cardboard challenge at my son’s school. His 5th grade class did it.
His school is really small. I saw one kid wearing a shirt with a peace sign. A few others wearing knee high moccasin boots. And one kid, who made a VW Bus for her cardboard challenge.
It’s a good sign when kids are wearing shirts with peace signs, moccasin boots. When they’re making a VW Bus out of cardboard. She told me how much she loves our van. Jeezus. They’re paying attention.
I’ve said for a few years now that the 60’s need to happen again. That nothing changes until we put down our phones and start talking to each other. When we start paying attention and reading books again. Change happens when people move their feet, not their keyboard. I’ve said Washington won’t notice anything until a few million people show up and march.
This 5th grader is beautiful. She’s living her hippie life, with her hippie van. She’s doin’ it.
When I see what I saw at my son’s school today I see hope. There has to be. What’s the alternative? Give up? No. No way.