|Me, circa 1980|
|My brother, 1976, aged nearly 12, about the same age my son is now|
|My son, 2003, aged 2, not going to pre-school!|
One possible consequence of this is that our son doesn't have a strong awareness of clock time or calendar time and combined with my time management wobbles can mean that we're often rushing about trying to cram too much in or squeeze one last minute into the seconds we have before getting out and being late! Most of the world runs to quite a strict timetable and it will obviously be necessary at some point for him to learn the value of balancing and organising his time and aligning it sometimes with those convenient yet controlling numbers which are constantly ticking by. A tardis would be more than useful, though perhaps a bit distracting.
Today (Wed. 5th Sept) was his first day of not starting Secondary School! It was also my Mum and Dad's 53rd wedding anniversary!
We decided that this called for a joint celebration and as it was a gorgeous sunny day, the most appropriate thing to do seemed to be to go out in the country to find a crop circle and see if we could get beamed up by aliens... It's true, the intoxicating effects of no school combined with over half a century of love, put us in a dizzying, crazy mood! We don't know if it was this, or whether there was in fact a paranormal phenomena occurring. It produced mugshots which were very different to those old ones of me and my brother with our uniforms and bags.
|We definitely felt there was some kind of strange energy in that field|
|We were drawn higher and thought that maybe up there, they would reach for us through time and space, to take us home...|
|My mum was wondering why despite all her attempts, they still haven't come to take her away...|
To be honest, I'm very relieved she's still here!
|Photo from http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2012/cheesefoothead1/cheesefoothead2012a.html|
Copyright of Jason Patterson
It has also been described as a Mayon Qunicunx which is an ancient alchemy symbol representing the whole being more than the sum of its parts.
And this is how I see education and life! And this is maybe what my parents were thinking when they 'tied the knot' 53 years ago.
We came home. Neither our earnestness nor our silliness led to a journey into the stars with alien friends (though we know they're out there somewhere). The hands on my watch are still moving round. I keep an open mind for who makes the labyrinths and circles in the fields but we continue to walk our labyrinths and our interconnections through our lives, and we are each always so much more than the sum of our parts.
And whether we go to school or not, we never stop learning *•.¸¸★♥