It seems that I have a soft spot for Shel Silverstein's writings. They are simple yet so rich in meanings and they are always accompanied with straightforward illustrations that make them ideal for children and adults alike. Three years ago I created a short lesson on The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. This year I made a short video for one of Silverstein's short poems, the "Zebra Question".
|photo by VIKTOR HANACEK|
The poem reminds us to look at situations but also at ourselves from different perspectives. Nothing can ever be simply black or white. What do we really think that we are? What are the traits that define us? Successes or failures, joy or sorrow, generosity or selfishness? Our real value lies beyond all these and it's up to us to decide.