Saturday, June 22, 2013

"All the other children at my school are stupid. Except I’m not meant to call them stupid, even though this is what they are. I’m meant to say that they have learning difficulties or that they have special needs.
But this is stupid because everyone has learning difficulties because learning to speak French or understanding relativity is difficult and also everyone has special needs, like Father, who has to carry a little packet of artificial sweetening tablets around with him to put in his coffee to stop him from getting fat, or Mrs. Peters, who wears a beige-colored hearing aid, or Siobhan, who has glasses so thick that they give you a headache if you borrow them, and none of these people are Special Needs, even if they have special needs."

 “And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery…and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.”

 ― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful how one defining moment in our lives helps us get through other hurdles thrown at us. I think it's the confidence and self believe we acquire from getting through that particular moment. It's really wonderful. Perhaps shocking ourselves by stepping so way out our comfort zone gives us the courage to explore further. Probably not the best technique. But heroes are usually born when the opportunity arises to make the choice to become one. Most times, we surprise ourselves, we never knew we had it in us until we are tested. You, as the few close friends I have are a diamond. Friction from life will make you sparkle.