First TA class: DISASTER.
“Der Kluge ärgert sich über die Dummheiten, der Weise belächelt sie.”
Abba: You see Anna, to me you are white.
Me: Haha. I don’t think so Abba. I’m not white, but yeah, I’m lighter. But it doesn’t matter. I mean, people don’t see me as white white. White-skinned probably but not white, you know?
Abba: Yes, I see, hahaha. But you know Anna, at least they don’t get scared of you, unlike they get scared of us Africans, especially in the night!
So my thesis has been languishing lately and all I’m thinking is what to do with the chicken that is thawing in the kitchen sink.
I clearly got my priorities straight.
“Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.”
“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”
“Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.”
“If we fail to teach our children the skills they need to think clearly, they will march behind whatever guru wears the shiniest cloak.”
“Man is a rational animal—so at least I have been told. Throughout a long life, I have looked diligently for evidence in favour of this statement, but so far I have not the good fortune to come across it.”