Not Holding My Tongue

At Poddler’s Creek it is a glorious day of sunshine, stillness outside and activity inside. A new air-conditioner is being installed and requires the attention of three tradies. They’re all about my Daughter’s age, probably she was at school with them and knows them and all their secrets. They’ve all done their apprenticeships, set up in their own businesses and are rushed of their feet with work. I love their confidence, their proficiency and their skill, as they rip my room apart and put it back together again better than ever, more comfortable for the Summer, more economic, safer and quieter. They never blink an eye, climbing up and down on the roof, knowing exactly what they are doing and what comes next.
I admire proficiency more than many other things in whatever area of work or field of endeavour. It is for that reason I recommend Amanda’s book without having read it through – it awaits on the Kindle and will be read today. I have absolute confidence that ever word will be worth reading, every idea worth considering and that it will advance adoption understanding. I have followed Amanda’s blog for some time, seen her writing develop and her life unfold and I have a fair idea of what the book contains.
Here’s the link to Amanda’s book just out on Amazon, definitely a must read!51LsAY2L2iL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-68,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_
Another recommended read here with this wonderful post by one of my fellow adoptees and sister Lost Daughter on the Lost Daughters Blog

Lost Daughters: Not Holding My Tongue: On Blogging and the Politics of Adoption.

If you don’t know this blog you might find much to ponder in the wide selection of posts from a growing number of writers. It is wonderful to watch the development of adoption writing, the literature of adoption which includes the very personal and moving memoirs, fiction, blogs, poetry, song writing and performing and the activist writings of adoptees on the wide variety of areas of adoption from the personal to the civil rights injustices. I see no reason why this won’t continue, increase and become a very large and significant body of work. Added to the research and studies which are now beginning to appear and we might, in time, begin to know something about adoption, how it works and what effects it has on adoptees, families and adopters!
Have a happy Saturday and a relaxing weekend.

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