Blessings to everyone this Thanksgiving. Below is a beautiful song of thanks to a special teacher/friend sung by a monk from St. Meinrad Archabbey....a song never to be sung to a computer or data system by a grateful student. This song represents everything teaching is all about. It's not about data driven results as much as it is as the giving of knowledge to another person and igniting the light of understanding.
The song is for all the mentors we've had during our lives. It's one of the sweetest and kindest tributes you may ever hear.
From youtube: and "Someone was There" by Fr. Simeon Daly, OSB:
Though not a musician, Fr. Simeon Daly, a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana, plays a song that pays special tribute to a music teacher. Dale Gonyea composed and performed the song for his school music teacher, Sr. Mary, on the 50th anniversary of her being a religious sister in 1984. To read the story of Fr. Simeon and Sr. Mary's friendship, visit http://www.fathersimeon.com/stories.asp?sid=86.