“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part Sixteen)

Last week's drift overturned and a very difficult chapter on the context of Freedom to Learn complete.

Wilkie Collins' Woman in White now at an end with one of those very satisfying endings that post-modernism mocked - the two 'bad' protagonists dead, the three 'good' protagonists got the house of their dreams and the book finished perfectly with the very words 'the woman in white'! Life IS fucking like that, it IS! 

Walking on the docks with Ernie and others

idyllic, like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
synonyms: perfect, ideal, idealized, wonderful, blissful, halcyon, happy; heavenly, paradisal, utopian, Elysian; peaceful, picturesque, pastoral, rural, rustic, bucolic, unspoilt; literary Arcadian, sylvan

Listening to a recording of the Alan Freeman Saturday show on the train from Lincoln after twagging it from a conference all day - accompanied by a bottle of Peroni and a book about Skinner & Rogers, with early summer heat and stinky stockinged feet on seat, satisfied as all hell after reading and taking notes on a dozen articles on Humanistic Education. 


  1. On the subject of "Life IS fucking like that, it IS", I defer to Rise Against



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