Sometimes I feel so stupid and dull and uncreative that I am amazed when people tell me differently.
What happens all to frequently is that negative stereotyping of boys often masks their true potential. If our perceptions of them are as effective learners, then undoubtedly that is what they will become.
Gary Wilson, 2007
How is it that we must hold what we love tight to us, against our very bones, knowing we must also, when the time comes, let it go?
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Rings)