Reflections on a Life

CHILDHOOD RE-VISITED, PART TWO

The best thing about our new house is that it’s right by the river, I just jump over a low wall and run through the trees. The ground is covered in white garlic flowers with bright green leaves. I kick off my sandals and walk into the water over slippery stones until it’s deep enough to swim. I dive under…

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CHILDHOOD RE-VISITED, PART ONE.

1951 – I sit in the front row with the little ones, because I’m four. It’s a really big room, with windows so far up I can’t see out. There are some pictures on the wall of Jesus, and of animals, and a big map of the whole world, and there’s a really big blackboard, and it’s on little wheels.…

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