My dad was back and he was black. So that was his secret. That puzzle that I had been trying to solve all of my life was now married to an answer. I couldn’t wait to tell my mum and sisters, but that would have to wait because the tears would have to come first.
I woke crying.
Some time back, somebody in the education industry decided that inspirational quotes could inspire and enhance educational consumers.
“Don’t wait until you feel better to live your life, get your coat on and live it now.”
Perhaps I agree with some of this but question why I need to wear my coat in order to live my life. Surely, this is a little prohibitive. Or, there was something that was asked of me in a Year 7 lesson,
“Sir, is Ancient Greece something from the nineties?”
Laughter was my initial response.
Kids sometimes don’t get it. They may overlook a century or a continent in the same way that others overlook an occasional misspelling or punctuation error. After explaining that Ancient Greece was some several thousand years in the past, I realised that her misconception had not been rectified; time, centuries, eons were just so much else that…
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