This post is based on a conversation with two boys who came to visit the ISL on Thursday February 5 2015. The conversation started when I tried to stop the two boys from calling another boy a “batty boy” (homosexual). They were shouting at him in a threatening manner. I stopped them and also asked them why they were calling the boy names. The conversation raised the following issues;
Who knows the heart of a 17 yr old boy?
A boy that is not your son. your brother. a family member.
Who knows his fears. His desires. His dreams. His distractions?
Who sees the soul of a 17 yr old boy who wants to be seen.
Who asks the 17 yr old boy what he wants to be…
Who makes a world for a 17yr old boy who wants to change the world?
Reflection after a day of teaching. Kingston. Jamaica. October 1, 2014