Have returned from outdoor pursuits. It's the best part of my job, going away and having great craic with the kids rather than just being their teacher.
The time spent sitting in the corridor trying to get them to go to sleep enabled me to finish 'The Poisonwood Bible'- probably the best novel I have ever read (Douglas Coupland notwithstanding).
It is the story of an firebrand evangelical Baptist minister's who takes his family to the
A constant theme seems to be the relationship between
“If chained is where you have been, your arms will always bear the marks of the shackles. What you have to lose is your own story, your own slant. You’ll look at the scars on your arms and see mere ugliness or you’ll take great care to look away from them and see nothing. Either way, you have no words for the story of where you came from…we are our injuries as much as we are our successes.”
I should have written more about
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