In a school community, someone who reads a book for some secretive purpose, other than discussing it, is strange. What was she reading for?
We’re all born with curiosity, but at some point, school usually manages to knock that out of us.
She got on with her education. In her opinion, school kept on trying to interfere with it.
If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.
What teachers and the administration in that era never seemed to see was that the mental work of what they called daydreaming often required more effort and concentration than it would have taken simply to listen in class. Laziness is not the issue. It is just not the work dictated by the administration.
The only way to know is to learn, relearn and unlearn.
I know what I’m talking about, Alecto! When I think of Jud, I think of the times he wanted to be a coal miner, the times he took Wendy and me sailing in the harbour, the times he showed me how to play soccer, but I forgot all the bullying and I’ll never understand why. And now you ask me, you ask me what happened once we were in high school. You said you didn’t understand what having a family was like, so ask me!
There were so many different versions of him. It was countless versions of a song, and they were all original, and they were all true, and they were all right. It should have been impossible. Was I supposed to love them all?
Most people are poor, not because they are lacking but is because they are wasting. They spend their money on the things they don’t need. They never see the use of the things they already own and at their disposal.
Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.