Autumn – A Time of Endings & Beginnings

by Sadiyah Adams

Written by: Janis Hunt Johnson

In September in the Northern hemisphere, the summer is ending—and new beginnings are everywhere. The Jewish calendar marks the new year with the High Holy Days, followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The Day of Ashura (also called a Day of Atonement) is a national holiday for many Muslims. The Hindu calendar honors the divine architect of the universe on Vishwakarma Day.

Traditionally here in the United States, the school year starts the day after Labor Day, with families and teachers settling in to unfamiliar routines. In 2020, school feels utterly new, as everyone involved struggles to figure out together how our children will learn in virtual classrooms during a pandemic.

 Read the complete article on page 66 in the Sept/Oct issue of Flourish Digital Magazine.

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