Like a house of cards,
One blow from caving in?
- Katy Perry lyrics from Firework
This (Sandy) too shall pass
As I think and worry about family, friends and everyone else as Sandy barrels through the east coast, NYC and the northeast, my mind isn't on education in the usual sense of the word. It's about bigger life lessons that Sandy will leave in its wake.
A few of these lessons - such as the importance of resilience, service to others and prioritizing what really matters - are exemplified in this inspiring viral video below - trending now at about 6 million views. If you need a break from all the news updates - check out the first video below.
Featuring a duet between Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza during Jon Stewart's Night of Too Many Stars telethon benefiting autism education -
For the most recent round-up, see the second video featuring TIME's editor, Richard Stangel, talking with Andrea Mitchell about the upcoming cover story, "Lessons from the Storm."
- C.J. Westerberg