Saturday, April 22, 2006

.....and make your lives extraordinary!

This is the beginning of a number of posts about my personal views regarding English language. One of the things I bumped myself into was finding the time to do research work, apart from keeping up with homework at the Liceo Cultural Británico, where I'm now trying to make my way to become a teacher.
Pondering on a realistic way to find extra time, first I tried to go symbolic-wise. As everyone may have noticed, time is a precious and elusive convention which not everyone has the luxury of wasting. And that elusiveness made me want to search first in abstract terms. Then, I remembered a picture I found during a certain course I took some 20 years ago at the
Cultural Inglesa 1a. de Buenos Aires. The picture is Magritte's "Time Transfixed", rendered here. It appeared in a unit of a certain student book I don't remember now, but to me it reflects now the fact that a badly needed period of time may be hidden in the most unusual place. Notice that the locomotive has even a shadow, which may convey the idea of "real time" (computer jargon!). The only thing one may need is the unfaltering will to keep searching for it.