28th Apr – An 8-year-old dyslexic pupil says she thinks in pictures when asked to spell a word. I’ll have to find a way to turn sight words into pictures!
29th Apr – Just witnessed two angry young boys fist-fighting on the street. Their cool, calm mother brought them together, saying “Now, Matthew and Oliver, you must never hit each other.” When she moved away they flew together, slapping and yelling.
30th Apr – Tutored a boy at a desk placed between a mirrored wall and uncurtained glass doors. At the same moment, though facing in opposite directions, we both saw the clouds part and reveal a brilliant orange sunset.
1st May – A large black dog stood at the automatic doors of the grocery store, preventing them from closing, until his master had finished shopping.
2nd May – A few minutes before midnight, I translated a passage about a man locked in a room who heard a clock strike midnight followed by the sound of quiet steps approaching him. He could see no one, but when he looked around, his door was open.