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I had a good day. We had Orientation for next year's Year Nines this evening. It went well. I had to speak to the parents about my department and what we do. It was odd, because I had a few friends in the audience, whose daughters are coming next year.

Christy is onto the next Funke novel. It's a beautiful hardback copy that a friend sent. Christy just showed me how the friend wrote a dedication inside the cover, to Takahe and all her little takahes. But she's not a friend any more. I met her and hugged her so many times. But we're not friends any more. I felt ill looking at that lovely dedication. Christy handles it better than me. How do you deal with it? I don't understand. I don't understand people. We all make mistakes. But why can't we all forgive each other?

And with that snivelling I sound like a Potok novel myself, huh. OMG, I should be Jewish... I always told my mother I'd like to be Jewish. Fine, she yelled one day, go be Jewish. But I haven't done that yet. I do make challah. And I have a son called Asher. Maybe I won't do much more than that. Christianity is doing okay for me just now. I guess my family comes from the same corner of the planet, there's just a political border between us that makes all the difference in the world... and how weird is that.

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vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
Strange to be thinking about a new school year, ours has only just begun...

I guess my family comes from the same corner of the planet, there's just a political border between us that makes all the difference in the world... and how weird is that. Yeah people are so good at erecting walls, compartmentalising, if only we could spend as much energy on the things which we all share....

natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
Yep, four weeks and four days and I can stop teaching all my senior classes for the year!!! Whee!
I can't imagine running a school year across... well, across the years! Ours fits nicely into a calendar year LOL!

-Yeah people are so good at erecting walls, compartmentalising, if only we could spend as much energy on the things which we all share....

Now wouldn't that be nice.
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
The English system works okay, because we still get our long break over the Summer... it's moving between the NZ year and the English one which blows my mind!!!
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:18 am (UTC)
-. it's moving between the NZ year and the English one which blows my mind!!!
True, that'd be so weird, like I just said over on your LJ about the seasons at Christmas. Your winter Christmas, our summer one. And I guess Vanuatu was different again.

And I guess as long as you still get a summer holiday, it doesn't really matter when it is...
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
No, it doesn't make much difference really though I quite like the colour and joy that Christmas brings to midwinter gloom!!!
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 15th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
political border between us that makes all the difference in the world... and how weird is that.
Yeah, it's crazy what divides people.

. But why can't we all forgive each other?
One of those eternal questions.
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