The Piper 25

Once more…

Read After Burnout

DSC_4611It had been at the hospital, Fairfields. Fairfields was where it had all begun.

Laura could remember, she could remember it as if it had happened moments ago. There had been the panicked search for Michael who had disappeared from the car and could not be found. She remembered the deathly chill that had rushed upon her and the fear that it brought. For an instant, she believed that he would be lost… forever and that increased her efforts.

The wind had been picking up around her, chasing her and mocking her. There had been something about Michael, always something that was not quite right. She had been catching the reflection of his face in the rear-view mirror and his eyes had stared back, empty of care, void of recognition. At that time, for those long seconds, she harboured an inexplicable trepidation, then it had passed. Michael was there again…

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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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