today, and tomorrow

How would you like to help? I hear Andy ask the boys in the morning, knowing they'll find something to contribute, unloading dishes or sorting laundry or cat care routines, knowing this invitation will land better than any assignment.

The arc bends, but only with help.

We listened to the story of Martin Luther King Jr. today, between diving into a "how do rice paddies work" rabbit hole and classifying types of triangles. 
The boys understand that we cannot only venerate civil rights leaders after they're dead, that we cannot just quotation mark the words of a hero from the past.
Perhaps we have the opportunity to help define justice today. Perhaps we can actively bend the arc right now. 

It's clear that the work must continue. 
How would you like to help? I ask the boys.

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