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  • I took this photo looking through the Dogwood leaves at my house, remembering how I hid in the garden when I was a child to get some respite from home.
  • I have just finished reading a wonderful book ‘Tiny Sunbirds Far Away’ by Christie Watson.

    The story of the harsh life of a family in Nigeria is told by the central character, a twelve year old girl who can empathise with the people around her, without understanding why adults act so strangely.

    Wise beyond her years, she keeps silent about her observations because she knows she will be ridiculed.

    I too could feel the sadness, anger and frustration of adults around me when I was a child, but I had to keep my voice silent, hiding my thoughts in my head, because if I pointed out issues to my family they could not and did not want to comprehend what I had to say. I still hear their laughter resounding in my ears.
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