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To think that if Matilda Wormwood went to primary school today she would be diagnosed with HFA especially singing stuff like this....

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picturesinthefirelight Tue 30-Oct-12 14:51:45

Have you ever wondered, well I have,
About how when I say, say, red, for example,
There's no way of knowing if red
Means the same thing in your head
As red means in my head
When someone says red?

And how if we are travelling
At almost the speed of light,
And we're holding a light,
That light would still travel away from us
At the full speed of light?

Which seems right in a way,
But I'm trying to say... I'm not sure...
But I'm wondering inside my head,
I'm not just a bit different from some of my friends...
These answers that come into my mind unbidden...
These stories delivered to me fully written...

And when everyone shouts - they seem to like shouting -
The noise in my head is incredibly loud,
And I just wish they'd stop, my dad and my mum,
And the telly and stories would stop just for once.

I'm sorry - I'm not quite explaining it right,
But this noise becomes anger, and the anger is light,
And its burning inside me would usually fade,
But it isn't today, and the heat and the shouting,
And my heart is pounding, and my eyes are burning,
And suddenly everything, everything is...

Like silence, but not really silent...
Just that still sort of quiet
Like the sound of a page being turned in a book,
Or a pause in a walk in the woods.

Like silence, but not really silent...
Just that nice kind of quiet,
Like the sound when you lie upside down in your bed.
Just the sound of your heart in your head...

And though the people around me,
Their mouths are still moving,
The words they are forming
Cannot reach me anymore.

And it is quiet...
And I am warm...
Like I've sailed
Into the eye of the storm...

kim147 Tue 30-Oct-12 16:50:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

everybodysang Tue 30-Oct-12 17:10:12

I don't know, kim147 Miss Trunchbull seems to have strong leadership qualities.

hums 'If you want to throw the hammer for your country...

picturesinthefirelight Tue 30-Oct-12 17:22:14

They'd never get healthy eating status though making kids eat a whole chocolate cake.

picturesinthefirelight Tue 30-Oct-12 17:23:07

Although they have a good Phys Ed ethos.

PenguinBear Tue 30-Oct-12 22:54:55

Have you been to see it? grin

We saw it a few weeks back and have the CD on in the car every car journey! Dc currently learning every word to each song which means we have it on repeat till they can sing every word hmm grin

picturesinthefirelight Tue 30-Oct-12 23:44:16

Yes went in August.

Dd is learning quiet. She sang it today at a half term dance school thing & has been asked to sing it at a concert at Xmas.

I think the words are amazing.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Tue 30-Oct-12 23:56:05

She sounds like my son. He doesn't find school easy, he loves to learn though.

Poor Matilda. sad

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