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A weekend bites the dust...

Sunday night and all is well. Well, the children were pretty grouchy today, after the Big Day Out yesterday, but they are all in bed now and I'm taking my laptop off to bed too, I think. Do a little writing before sleep takes over. And I was a bit lethargic myself today. Didn't achieve an awful lot, although I can say I played pretty well at Mass this morning, we sang beautiful songs and we did 'Faithful One' at the Offertory, and it's a bit long for that, but JCjnr waited, with his head bowed, and it really was a special moment - we don't usually have a pause there. Then at communion we did 'Be Still' and afterwards, he was moved by that too. He stood up and thanked us especially for such a beautiful song. Hell, even I was moved.

And we just watched Huff and OMG it's just such superior drama to just about anything else that is on at the moment. I love Huff. I adore Huff.

It would have been my father's birthday today. I was too chicken to phone my mother, and I feel a bit bad about that but *shrug* she didn't phone us either so I guess she got by. I'll call her tomorrow.

And, as I said to vivh, I had to do one more thing for the school. I have started my last movement this afternoon - I wrote to the school's Limited Statutory Manager, and that was about four and a half pages of type, then I edited out the personal bits and sent a copy to the office of the Minister of Education!!! Heh. I must be mad, but I feel so bad for the school, for the community, for my former colleagues and especially for the children who go there. I really do. So. I've made my move, and towards the end of the letter, I almost started to sound like Martin Luther King without the rampaging metaphor (I was reading his big speech to Finn the other day). I wrote, in my final paragraph, ...or is this just bad luck and little effort on the part of the Ministry. If the latter is the case, then I am sickened by the poor regard for Wellington's poorest suburb. It could be considered a community overloaded with people who lack the skills to ignite and engender change for the better. Surely we should be able to do this for them, surely that must be part of the idea behind Tomorrow's Schools, that the community plays a part in the community school. And labelled with such a pathetic and dragging name, SCS looks like it has in this year a last chance to rise above its sad recent past and become once more some sort of beacon for hope for this community of beautiful people.
Hmmmm. What came over me?!

*shrug* life is short. We must use our time the best ways we can, huh - take the bull by the horns, get back in the saddle and ...once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more *g*

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vivh
Mar. 5th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
I wrote, in my final paragraph, ...or is this just bad luck and little effort on the part of the Ministry. If the latter is the case, then I am sickened by the poor regard for Wellington's poorest suburb. It could be considered a community overloaded with people who lack the skills to ignite and engender change for the better. Surely we should be able to do this for them, surely that must be part of the idea behind Tomorrow's Schools, that the community plays a part in the community school. And labelled with such a pathetic and dragging name, SCS looks like it has in this year a last chance to rise above its sad recent past and become once more some sort of beacon for hope for this community of beautiful people.

These are powerful words, you may be a writer now, not a teacher, but I think your skills as a writer might help the children and community you love just as much as your work amongst them as a teacher,I certainly hope so!
natesmountain
Mar. 5th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
Aw, Viv! Imagine, I could be a writer for the underprivileged - hmmm, if I can spell it *g*
But wouldn't that be a great job!

Thanks, though. And I love the icon just there, it's perfect yet again. You can be, no, you are the artist.
vivh
Mar. 5th, 2007 10:06 am (UTC)
It's great when we can use the "gifts" we have to do good, to benefit other people, to help them or bring them joy...and we all have talents we can share!
natesmountain
Mar. 5th, 2007 10:08 am (UTC)
You're right. It's finding our talents and using them for good that makes it really worthwhile, I think. I'd hate to live all for myself, even though I have to admit I have dreams of being alone in a log cabin by the lake, just me and my laptop and my stories... *sigh*
vivh
Mar. 5th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC)
You need times in your "log cabin", to restore and refresh yourself, but it would be very lonely if you never ventured out!!!
natesmountain
Mar. 5th, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
- but it would be very lonely if you never ventured out!!!
I can do lonely, I'm sure of it! But maybe I'd start looking for someone to help out there somewhere!
moth2fic
Mar. 5th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Well done!
natesmountain
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! *g*
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