We were here. Here in my grandmother’s dark, stuffy dining room, her gallery of saints watching ‘… Al of me was stuck, stuck in a place I didn’t want to butt that made me think of Daniel… E would give anything to be here, even at Grand’s’. POP ‘… In my ‘new room. I named it’ the cave’ because it was so brown and dark’. POP. Grand’s house was empty. The lights were off and the curtains drawn. It was creepy; our place in Mumbling was noisy and open. POP Grain was stinking out the kitchen cooking lamb’s fry again. There was no way that I would ever eat that stuff. A few bowls of cereal was going to be dinner for the fourth night in a row.
Not that minded, I wasn’t hungry and nothing tasted good anyway. P 62 Attending new school, SST Benedicts Catholic College, Chill (Beanies) ‘I’m here too. I’m stuck in this soothe o. ‘ POP understood where she (Kylie) was coming from. Its like don’t ask me now. Don’t ask me to to let go of my breath because I don’t have the energy to clean up the mess. It’s just easier to keep holding it. ‘ POP New Football team including new “So I accepted his challenge and coach, new players and the way they turned it up” transitions of feelings play. Awards the team and their style of play- having fun rather than winning. Peg- 210 Not confident around Christy quote Confident around Christy Start of Confidence When Christy said “You know, we should do this every Tuesday night,” I felt even better than good. G 203 Developing new friendships (CM) “Roy came over that weekend. It was the first time a Bennie Roy goes over to Tom’s house. First Beanie’s boy over. Peg 234 (CM) Living as a whole family having a family member in prison (CM) Accepting life as it is, embracing the journey Tom: “Grain says we’ve got to leave our ghosts behind. – making the transition Peg 242 Proof of Transition by Tom. “The SST. John’s game was a hill, just another hill to climb in my journey; then life would plateau for a while. That seemed to be the way it worked. I’d get through Saturday and life would go on” Peg 238 Not knowing who he was, to eventually becoming who he really is. “But now I knew what I missed the most. I missed me, Tom Brenna, and that’s why now I could smile, ’cause could see that he was coming back. Peg 261 “That was the morning Tom Brenna came back forever. At the beginning of the book it is revealed that Tom suffered from depression from the crash, as time moved on he no longer felt the need to blame himself for what had happened transition from suffering from depression to overcoming depression Ovid playing football, to not knowing if he wanted to play football ever again (CM) hadn’t decided if was playing rugby this year… Hadn’t decided if I was playing ever again. I didn’t know if I could without my brother. Things just weren’t that simple anymore. ” (p. 10) “l couldn’t believe Dad’s enthusiasm.
He had to be putting it on. ” Peg 1 14 talking about the footy team. “Here in Chill, it would be something to fill in the time the endless, endless time”go 114 “Everyone was going on and on about their selections , but couldn’t share their enthusiasm. If anything, it poised me off. I wanted to shout at someone, anyone, Don’t you understand, this mint my life anymore! ” Peg 1 18 (CHI) Understanding his football skill in relation to Daniels football skills Beanie’s is giving a chance… Take it… Do everything you can to make the most of it… How me how good you really are.. ‘ (said by Tom’s father). So accepted his challenge and turned it up. IPPP Winning had been everything at SST John’s, but now I was confused , ’cause I think Dad was trying to tell me that wasn’t enough. IPPP Accident “But as we turned the corner and the headlights shone on Daniels blue falcon up on its die against a tree, the front tire still spinning, everything I thought I knew about who I was and who the Brenna were changed forever. ” page Perception of ‘old’ life vs. new life (KEG) Sunday 28th August marked the first day of my new life.
Even though much bad stuff was to follow, I still think of that day as the worst. It was one punch after another as each fact and its reality were realized. P 101 One of the worst things was watching them, seeing the hurt and shame in their faces. The way they’d aged in two weeks.