Just a number
Bad scales day. They spun up the wrong number this morning. Amazing how a number can make you feel. I felt like a fat person. Like people were staring and judging. Too far above that line I have for myself. All day that voice has whispered that people can tell that I’m a bigger person today than I was last week. That all of a sudden I’ve turned into someone people stare at....
Go Back to Where you came from
Watching ‘Go Back to Where you Came From” on SBS reminds me of the most heartbreaking moment of my teaching career. I was talking to a Grade 6 student who was doing some orientation activities with me before he started in year 7 the following year. That made him about 12, most of the Sudanese refugee’s don’t really know their ages. His brother was currently in my Year 7...
What do you mean, ‘Will you, um, marry me?’ I haven’t seen you...– Definitely Maybe
I might not know what i want, but at least i know what i don’t want.
Conversations with myself.
Impulsive self: “ooooh. Look at the pretty underwear, lets buy a new set. Maybe a slinky negligee too” Logical self: “we don’t need new underwear” IS: “But we do. They’re pretty.” LS: “no, we don’t. Give me one good reason” IS: “well. They’re purple. And we don’t have purple underwear” LS: “we also...