…And the principal said to the teenage girl,
“young woman, know that I am a grandfather. I am not your enemy. Time and change and the limits of your knowledge are your enemies, In a way.
We are your friends, your mother and father and I love you. They actually do want you to be the “yourself” that you are becoming, that you already are. And, yourself is adapting to a changing world, as our world is falling behind. As it should.
But, your growth stretches not only you, it also stretches us. We ask only that you be gentle in your stretching of us.
We love who you are, but I for one am two generations ago for you. Your mother and father Have already stretched me. And I am somewhat less flexible now, as yet another generation stretches me farther.
You have a job to do, and whatever that job is, you must be allowed to do it your way.
While we may have a tendency to micro-manage you, which is certainly irritating to you, it is our love for you and for the truth that causes this.
We will try to let you do your job, your way.
When we meddle , please forgive us, and try to be our friend. Then, go out and shine your light!“