Ten weeks in Spain is gradually coming to an end, the ardent thirst for distant scenes is moderated by a looking for something familiar, language is important and the “cafe con leche” will soon metamorphose into a “Milchkaffee”, familiarity breeds contempt, so I am told, but it is no longer familiar and I am looking forward to at least a couple of weeks back in Munich and back to “proper” books and “proper” writing although I will have to keep a sort of cataphoric eye on the exam in June. Otherwise there will be a little catastrophe.
The sun has arrived in Seville and the last few days here should be pleasant enough. There will be a gradual return to the “real reading”, “real reading” and just as the “Milchkaffee” will still be there back in Munich so too will the abudancy of drivel and what about his from the “hype” fellow; “You have fought against tyranny and disorder. You have bled for your best friends and for unknown Iraqis. And you have borne an enormous burden for your fellow citizens, while extending a precious opportunity to the people of Iraq. Under tough circumstances, the men and women of the United States military have served with honor, and succeeded beyond any expectation.”(1) Sort of shines a more positive light on the TEFL industry, I mean there is drivel and there is drivel.
1 Obama’s Speech at Camp Lejeune, N.C.,’ New York Times, February 27, 2009;
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