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This week’s featured syllabus is coo thrum whirl by
Ruby Waldo.


Ruby’s syllabus locates the hidden power of lullabies. What if a gentle song meant to lead a baby to sleep provided a blueprint for community organizing? Taking this hypothesis and running with it, the piece leads us through a variety of texts that demonstrate the strength and wisdom that come from quiet rest and song. Naptime, baths, hot water bottles, the night sky — all these things can be verses of a lullaby, with much to teach us about care and collaboration.