The Sunday graduation interfered with church activities. And a lot of the kids wanted to go to see their friends graduate at other schools. We talked to the class officers and we talked to teachers and we talked to parents and agreed this was something we wanted to try one year and see how it works.
She could talk. If she was a sphinx she could have talked, if she was a stone she could have talked. I wondered when she'd get tired and leave. Even after I stopped listening it was like being battered with tiny pingpong balls.
I talked to him as a friend, talked to him like his father, ... I said: 'You continue to do this, you're going to ruin your life. Whatever happened in the past is over. You are strong enough to turn this page on the past.'