After around 20 minutes of listening to amazing music at an outdoor, open-air, pavilion, I realized that I had been watching the projected image of the musicians on the big screen instead of the actual musicians. When I turned my focus to the stage, there was a completely different experience.

A change in perspective meant that I could see all of what was happening—not just what the camera operators chose to show me. As I watched the musicians, there were so many nuances to appreciate that were too subtle for the camera operators to capture. I immediately thought of current events.

Everything we experience from a distance is filtered through a lens and captured from some perspective. More often than not, there is a tendency to think that bigger is better. But the big screens are not for the people with the best seats. The big screens are there so that the people who are farthest away can catch a portion of what’s actually happening.

Until recently, many Americans were content to observe a portion of homelife from the cheap seats. Now that we have all been given front row seats, some people are still watching the big screens—maybe out of habit, or perhaps out of unfamiliarity or confusion. It is my earnest hope that everyone who has been holding season tickets to the center stage in education, the home educators, will welcome newcomers to the gold circle and direct their attention to experience home with their children: up-close, live, and in person.

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