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Oh, how sweet. Thanks for sharing Deb.

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> On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:40 PM, Deb Haines <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> To my grandparents who lived thru the Great Depression, WW1,WW2,Korean,Vietnam wars. Gramma lived to 93, mowed her grass with a reel-mower til she was 91. She and G'pa raised 10 kids plus lost twins in childbirth.  They fed them plus the neighborhood kids, taught them right from wrong, how to be inventive with nothing and how to be unique individuals. Sayings I remember. 
>  
> 1) Don't borrow trouble. - Gramma
> In other words, worry isn't going to solve the problem. Stick to the task at hand.
> 2) Grandpa: What's the answer? If that doesn't work, what's the answer? 
> In other words, there is always a way, sometimes you just have to find it. No one gets it on the first try. Figure it out.
> 
> You celebrate the life you are given, no excuses and get on with the task at hand. Don't squander opportunities and don't rest on your laurels. We are going to feel sad and loss. That's OK. But don't forget to celebrate the small things too.
> 
> Clara, as I got up this morning and was watching a huge gray and low cloud front rolling in, two things dawned on me. First there was sorrow,  because I know I will never get to go flying with my Dad in the taildragger he built ever again. I love that plane. Second, was joy, because I have great memories of flying in the taildragger and working in the garage with my dad on planes and other projects and knowing there are so many skills he taught me.  
> 
> It's perspective. Sorrow can be fleeting if we consider what we don't see. 
> 
> When you're in the plane on the ground the clouds are above and all you see is gray. But when in the air and looking down the clouds are below, the sun is shining and the clouds reflect the light back in shades of white, and above is blue sky to infinity. I needed to remember for myself that sometimes just knowing the blue sky is there is enough. So even though there are large, huge gray skies in these challenging times. We are creatives and we can both solve and adapt to what is placed before us. I know because I've seen what our members create.
> 
> My mantra to the UTCVM students:
> Be safe, wash your hands, follow the plan and stay healthy.
> 
> Hugs and peace to all, 
> Love my GNSI-ers.
> Deb
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> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 1:28 PM, [log in to unmask]
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> Hi everyone from Frank and me,
> 
> I am loving all these quotes. I find it scary to be simply told to stay indoors, away from the sky. So far I can still go out to see the sky, but how long that will continue is unsure. The Hemingway courage one seems really appropriate.
> 
> Frank is teaching using Zoom, a studio class (2 actually), and his reaction to the idea of increasing class size is NO. The teacher still has to keep track of everyone, and give them attention. So far this on line teaching is taking way more time for him than regular.
> 
> Stay safe everyone. We sure look forward to 2021.
> 
> -Clara
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>> On Mar 25, 2020, at 12:23 PM, Sue Burrus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Have to say my own quote, which my mother never let me forget, seems more and more relevant, “If you do the impossible often enough, you get used to it.”
> Sue Burrus
> Redmond, WA
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>> On Mar 25, 2020, at 9:14 AM, C Olivia Carlisle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hello Everyone,
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> I was inspired to add to Linda Feltner’s quote in her 25March2020 email…
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> “...I had a quote on a post-it for many years. "When emotions rise, intelligence falls."   We have difficulty in thinking straight when we are highly stressed.  Putting our heads together could help…”
> 
> One of my supervisor’s quote: “When faith is down, fear is up…When Faith is up, fear is down…” This supervisor was a Minister, I proofed all of his Masters and PhD papers during his Divinity studies at Howard University; inspired by his accomplishments, continued my UGA studies...
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> From Ernest Hemingway: “…definition of Courage…Grace under pressure…”
> 
> With Sincere Appreciation to everyone for all of your guidance and inspiration,
> 
> C Olivia Carlisle
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> “Take Flight And Soar With Your Dreams”
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>> On Mar 25, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi Lore:
> Clearly, there are two sides (maybe more :)  to each issue and solution. We will encounter both in the months to come.  
> I entirely agree that there will be great innovations that evolve from necessity.  It's good to share both the positive and the negative. 
> 
> Cheers,
> Linda
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> On 3/25/20 8:01 AM, Lore Ruttan wrote:
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> Responding to Linda's friend's boss.... Granted I teach at the HS level, but I feel like what is making this successful so far is being able to maintain the relational piece of teaching. I'm lucky to be teaching at a private school with small classes so I can do that!
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> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:52 AM Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Elizabeth, I hope you and your family are well.
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> I've just had a conversation with a colleague (name withheld on purpose)  who says their Chair suggested that since they are going to on-line classes, the Chair now feels the educator can cope with doubling the size of the class--for the same pay.....
> This sort of conversation is going on now. One may have a boss who is just a jerk, or working for a business that sees economical pressure in general. 
> 
> Elizabeth, you bring an excellent suggestion of comparing notes when we are back to "normal".  That might take a long while.  I think your idea could be helpful to those who may be struggling with how to cope with these challenges now.  Putting our heads together may provide helpful suggestions that may reduce stress levels for our educators, as well illustrators in general.  We could do that with this ListServ. 
> 
> I had a quote on a post-it for many years. "When emotions rise, intelligence falls."   We have difficulty in thinking straight when we are highly stressed.  Putting our heads together could help. 
> 
> Take care,
> Cheers,
> Linda
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> On 3/25/20 7:17 AM, Elizabeth Morales wrote:
>> Like many of my GNSI colleagues, I have been working from my home studio for many years. So my interaction with clients and most GNSI friends has been largely online. But you know, this feels very very different — this feeling of extreme inconvenience with a bass note of fear and terror.
>> 
>> Good luck to all dealing with this new world of digital instruction. Everyone I know who teaches is trying to get up to speed on Zoom to produce serviceable online classrooms. (One friend who is a dance instructor is producing videos in her living room. I’ve been beta-testing them for her!)
>> 
>> Perhaps, when we are back to normal (unappreciated until now?) we can have a panel discussion at our next annual meeting about how we all coped with these challenges, what creative work-arounds we created to keep our work moving along.
>> 
>> Best to all,
>> Elizabeth
>> 
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