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Who has the answer?

Well, it's really hot here but nothing like it must be for margaret_r over in South Oz, where there is such a threat of more fires. I'll definitely be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Oh and you too, hannahfmuk!

Here I've been busy as usual. I had a meeting yesterday at 1 pm which meant leaving my classes for the afternoon and going in to the Catholic Centre. Then we had a ten minute break and began a second meeting, on a different topic. My Deputy Principal joined me for that one as it was a technical one about achievement standards, and she gave me a ride back to school - by then it was rush hour traffic but we managed to avoid the queues on the whole and I was home before 6 pm. Still had to collect Finn from a friend's house though, and that involved several glasses of wine *g* so I can't complain! Today Christy had to be up early to cook sausages for T-ball, a World Youth day fundraiser, I had to drop stuff off to our friend's church garage sale (good time to offload some stuff), Asher had cricket, Finn was going out with friends, I had a wedding to play at this afternoon - oh and that was so nice, the bride and the groom sniffed and were teary for the entire ceremony! It was really moving! I also had to whip up the hill afterwards to meet the Samoan community and engage their assistance for Easter singing. If we don't ask, they get the pip and won't sing.

I shared some of the day's news yesterday with my class, because one of our girls was in the paper (she has won a scholarship to a United World College, one of only two scholarships in the country). We couldn't believe a man in Kansas let his partner stay in the bathroom for two years. Or that a bride in China set fire to her husband in a drunken rage because he wouldn't wash his feet - he died. The world is an odd place, indeed. We were learning about Waco yesterday, watching a CNN news special as the place was still burning. The girls were amazed at the power of 'David Koresh' - lately we've looked at the Family, Jonestown, Heaven's Gate... and that hilarious piece on YouTube where Tom Cruise tries to tell us why it's so important to belong to the Church of Scientology. But he doesn't really say anything at all, in about ten minutes! Only that he has the answer. *snort* Who really has the answer?

Now it is nearly five pm, the house is empty, apart from me (Christy has gone off to town, Steve is still at cricket with Asher, Finn has gone to the Wairarapa), so I'm going to make coffee, put my feet up and do some writing....

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moth2fic
Mar. 15th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
I hope the Samoans were satisfactorily de-pipped!!

We watched a TV documentary about WACO recently - really scary! And another about Jonestown.

I suppose actors should get on with being actors and forget trying to convert the world to their private zany ideas!!
natesmountain
Mar. 16th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
-I hope the Samoans were satisfactorily de-pipped!!
OMG me too. Sometimes you think it's okay then it turns out something still was done wrong and they just come and sit in stony silence!!! *snort*

-We watched a TV documentary about WACO recently - really scary! And another about Jonestown.
I need those on here, so I can tape them!! I am amazed how young Koresh was, and the power he had in his voice when he taught people. He just sounded like he HAD the answers. Fundamentalist crap based on a 1611 or something version of King James Bible... those poor people. I am so glad I belong to a faith where I can come and go as I please.
moth2fic
Mar. 16th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
I think perhaps the adults have the type of personality that wants to be overcome, and perhaps a lack of confidence in their own ability to read/reason - but the children are drawn into it all and that's terrifying. It's one thing to be brought up Christian/Muslim/Jewish whatever - and quite another to be dragged into something that can end in 'suicide'.
hannahfmuk
Mar. 15th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That's very kind of you, especially when you're so hideously busy. I could never manage to do everything you do - I'd be flat out exhausted within days.
natesmountain
Mar. 16th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
Always have time to think of you, Hannah! I care a lot about my friends.
-I could never manage to do everything you do - I'd be flat out exhausted within days.
I think I just don't really have a choice. There is just so much to be done, and most of it is interesting, so I just have to go out and do it all *g* And to be honest, I'm exhausted a lot of the time, but I don't let that stop me. I just keep going. Eventually you get a break...
margaret_r
Mar. 16th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Yes, thanks for keeping us boiling Aussies in your thoughts:-) Hot again today, but what else is new!

I would be very mistrusting of anyone who said they had the answer, there are too many mysteries for one person (or many) to have any answers. And if that person is Tom Cruise then ....

I am so full of admiration for your ability to pack so much into one day - I'd be exhausted by mid morning. You are amazing.
natesmountain
Mar. 16th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
-Yes, thanks for keeping us boiling Aussies in your thoughts:-) Hot again today, but what else is new!

Yeah, I saw the Aussie news first thing this morning and it was going to be 39 again for you guys. Yikes.

-I would be very mistrusting of anyone who said they had the answer, there are too many mysteries for one person (or many) to have any answers.
I agree. I doubt anyone really has the answer, anywhere.

-I am so full of admiration for your ability to pack so much into one day - I'd be exhausted by mid morning. You are amazing.
I'm really not. I just get a lot of odd or interesting things done and pretty much ignore the mundane things like housework as much as possible!
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