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18 July 2011

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Mary Hamer

This McCrum quote is the best!
But I think we could go further: it looks to me as though the education we're put through is an exercise, all too often, in confusion.
In turning us away from our own experience and from belief in what we observe for ourselves, it directs us towards submission to the voice of authority.

Writing's the rickety ladder we use to climb out of this trap. If we can catch hold of it . . .

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