Thursday, September 11, 2008

la rentrée

At the beginning of the week, Junhong, all excited about being in Grade 5 and having the teacher he wished for, said, as we were walking down the street, "I am a man!". Last night, overwhelmed by his own expectations of himself, he lay in a fetal position in my lap, crying repeatedly, "I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!"

Today, faced with an impending deadline and stupid questions about "diversity", overwhelmed by my own expectations, I too feel like curling up in a fetal position in someone's lap and crying, "I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!"

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