Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Funny thing life...


Mark and I say this to each other at least once a week. The moving forward through the various stages of our exsistances, the seasonal comings and goings, the familiar, the uncharted...
Had a good chat with above pictured boy person of family this morning on the usual walk to college. He has suddenly made a leap forward in the life thing. The realisation that what you get out of life genreally depends on what you put into it. This is a wonderful moment, if it will last, less nagging re homework etc. Ezra has an interesting mix of genes from us, as far as learning goes, with French for example I muddle through, unashamed of errors, picking up mostly from what I hear/see in conversation, lazy? possibly, to busy to really make time...Mark is very different. He constructs perfectly all grammer, works hard at it, enjoys the learning proccess, takes time even though busy. I think Ezra is in the middle somewhere, but I hope he leans in Mark's direction for the school work now. On the other hand he is becoming a fine drummer, impossible to teach, he has picked it all up from listening, years of table tapping, something to be said for finding the way yourself too.
Part of this mornings chat included the recounting of a dream in which he was living in a small basement of a factory making buttons, while his friends were outside being well known rugby players/writers etc...
He asked me if he didn't do well at school would he not be successful in life, big question for 7.30 the morning, and very important to reply properly even if one is still mentally in bed. I seemed to say the right things, he went off determined to do well in his evaluation in French, having STUDIED for it, a possible first.
I watched him turn the corner, and walked home head full of the memories of his stages so far in life...

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