January Down…


As January reaches its end, Subject A appears to be happy. The first stage of the cold season has finished without any major losses. Okay, he has vented some spleen in an spat over venting views. He has lost a little more of his life, but is looking forward to the remaining few. Another eleven big months are going to pass before he takes out another year.

Between now and then, he shall enjoy the end of the winter. He shall bathe in spring’s sweets liquors that engender every plant and set himself on a pilgrimage for the summer to come. He knows that summer is a fleeting concept, but is one that others will join him in. By then springs blossoms will have turned to summers flowers and the fruits. He shall join the company of fellow travellers and sample what nature has to give. And he will not waste a single sip or bite for that would slight the gift that was given.

Subject A understands that he has reached the top of the piste. He struggled to get this high and now it is all downhill from here. He never learned, in all his time to ski, but slide he must so elegantly to down the slope allowing others to think that he his more skilful then he had hoped to appear.


Most certainly was Subject A a learned skier. 

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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