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Headmaster's Blog

2021-05-21

One of our school values is Optimism.  Given the weather that we have experienced for the last few weeks, I have been regularly reminded that sunshine does indeed follow thunder and that behind any dark clouds, the sun is always shining and waiting to come out.  This reminded me of the lovely AA Milne poem ‘Waiting at the Window’, which demonstrates this optimism perfectly but also shows just how quickly we can move beyond the bad weather once the sun starts to shine:

Waiting At The Window by AA Milne

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These are my two drops of rain
Waiting on the window-pane.

I am waiting here to see
Which the winning one will be.

Both of them have different names.
One is John and one is James.

All the best and all the worst
Comes from which of them is first.

James has just begun to ooze.
He's the one I want to lose.

John is waiting to begin.
He's the one I want to win.

James is going slowly on.
Something sort of sticks to John.

John is moving off at last.
James is going pretty fast.

John is rushing down the pane.
James is going slow again.

James has met a sort of smear.
John is getting very near.

Is he going fast enough?
(James has found a piece of fluff.)

John has quickly hurried by.
(James was talking to a fly.)

John is there, and John has won!
Look! I told you! Here's the sun!

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I hope you have a lovely sunny half term break!

John F Gilmour
Headmaster

 

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