Nice wee confidence boost getting an A back on an essay from a class which I’m being examined on tomorrow. I still am not entirely convinced that I know anything, maybe I just write in a way that makes it sound like I do. I’m going to really miss doing this paper. It’s been incredibly enlightening and relevant and thought provoking. This is why I went back to university, to learn stuff like this that makes me want to learn more stuff and feel like I’m engaging with the world around me. That feeling of being connected to your environment, of being shaken awake by ideas, that is the good shit. I want my life to always have this good shit in it.
I’ve been going through my children’s literature texts and the pages that I’ve marked for juicy content and I find that the same stuff keeps cropping up.
Do the things that catch our eye, the things that we notice, reflect our inner state? Or have I just internalised what I’ve been taught in class and now identifying examples to support those ideas?