Melissa Giddins

Exploring technology and literacy in education.

A beginning

‘The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.  In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Rhannon Hills.  The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.’ – Robert Jordan, ‘Crossroads of Twilight’.

That quotation is at the start of every book in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, though the wind begins in a different place each time, and I love the repetition of the paragraph, emphasising the cyclic nature of time. It makes beginnings less daunting somehow, by thinking they are just picking up at some point in a cycle rather than being the intrepid start of something.

It is the school holidays at the end of Term 1, and I am using this time to begin again at blogging. I tried this once before but got lost in self-consciousness and a veritable drought of thought. This new beginning, on a new blog, will hopefully be useful not only as a place to order my own thoughts, but perhaps those who read this blog may be able to learn from my experiences and experiments.  Either way, it gives me a chance to talk about my journey, the good, bad and the ugly, without boring to death those who are simply not interested!

So cheers! Here’s to a beginning.

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April 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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