23 March 2014
Today has been an absolutely wonderful day. Boet took me for a flight in his bushplane,”Jinx”. After checking the runway for holes, we climbed into the plane and taxied to the runway. When the engine was warm enough Boet pushed the throttle forward. Before I had even noticed that we were moving we had left the ground behind and I could see our shadow quickly shrinking.
Flying is the most wonderful feeling. The whole world seems to be spread out beneath you. Miles upon miles of Karoo bushes and the shiny roofs and green water tanks of the town. I just wish I could skip to tomorrow morning when I’m going to fly again.
14 April 2014
I wish today would end. I’ve been sitting here at my desk all day and I’m so tired that I won’t be surprised if I fall asleep before I finish writing this. Those three tests are still lying blank in front of me. I can’t remember anything that I learnt, I’m just too tired and my headache is too intense.
I’m just going to sit here and wait for school to end.
The clocks’ hands seem to be frozen. It feels like hours have passed and that clock is still stuck at quarter past two. When is this day and it’s eternal headaches and blank pages going to end?
A soft cheerful chirrup
a glint of orange light
a flutter of wings
marks the robin’s flight.