Reading and Rambling

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bereft ....

It is with a heavy heart that I write tonight. My fluffy little Writing hatchlings have flown the nest …. and I am left alone.

I worry about how my baby birds will fare in the big wide world: my wayward sons, Sam and Josh, what will become of them? Who will save them from themselves? Not even …


My beautiful little girlie chicks .. how will they fend off all those boys whilst pursuing their ambitions to change the world? And how will I keep my nest in order without Zoe to save me from chaos???

They have shared their stories with me, both on paper and in life. I have witnessed their joys and frustrations, deep hurt and indifference. They have made me laugh and curse, wonder and admire.

So … it is the end of an era of cupcakes and coffee, ‘misplaced’ keys (I guess I can now publicly confess that they were in my pocket all along – oops!), no laptops and excuses ….

What will the bag Nazi do without Dee (and countless others) who have broken the laws about bags in IT – risking death in the pit of fire in their transgressions. Tsk tsk. It is not only me who will feel the loss of this mixed bag of lollies that is English Writing 2010 (I cannot bring myself to say ‘was’).

A whole year has passed – and not a single classroom romance? Or is there still time for one to blossom??

I am left alone, with only final results before me, unsure what to do with myself – a life? But what is that? I do not know. I have our final farewell dinner to live for … and then perhaps I am destined to wander, “lonely as a cloud” … Fly, my little chickadees, spread your wings and fly.

And a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful Makayla for letting me use her amazing photos <3


  1. What a lovely post Gina... you obviously had a wonderful time with this class and I bet your were an inspiration to your little chicklings :)

  2. This was soooo cute!!! It made me cry!! I am sad to leave this class! It was heaps of FUN!!!!!! :'(
    Thank you for a wonderful year of english writing. I enjoyed it so much! Missing everyone already <3 xxxx

  3. Gina, this is pretty cute...

    Although the photo of Justin and I under the sentence about romance...I hope your not implying anything.... ??? ha ha ha ha
    :) (There is a story i shall have to share with you one day....)
    At our class dinner??? :)Its a date. :)