Disappointment

What takes us educators, from the dust of disappointment to the startling structures of success?

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Disappoint is “to fail to fulfill the expectations, hopes, desires or standards. To let down.”                                                                                           www.dictionary.com

Disappointment can be overcome, it must be overcome.

Building a termite mound is a rite in defeating disappointment.

Termite Mound Trevs photo

“Termite mounds can take four to five years to build, but a really heavy downpour might cause a third of the mound to collapse.”

Hope and hard work may be crushed with a heavy downpour.

Demotivated and disheartened replace the humour and hope which characterized our hard work.

Rebuilding is a daunting prospect.

The investment into the project is left voiceless, empty and formless.

Nothing.

Nobody.

Empty.

Out of the empty sand and a scurrying of tiny feet, a structure emerges once more. With the force of the colony behind and before; these tiny termites move with superpowers and a prowess befitting their startling feat.

What takes us, from the dust of disappointment to the startling structures of success?

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140731-termites-mounds-insects-entomology-science/
With thanks to Lisa Margonelli, for National Geographic for her informative article on the termites.