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The house move challenges Dara; for every downward spiral there is a recollection, or movement or observation that pulls him back up out of it. His mother has taught him to practice grace and gratitude. They relentlessly explore their semi wilds. Exploring nature the best cure. It is wonderful how each dark cloud always ends with an observation of light, of life. Light & dark, yin & yang, coexisting.
Sep 27, 2021 02:04AM
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Claire is on page 210 of 240
Explorations of County Down, Ballynoe stone circles, Murlough and Newcastle beaches, Mount Stewart, castle ward, hen mountain, cock and pigeon rock, red kites over Mourne mountains.
Making a stand, finding his voice, wondering how best to contribute to the desire to make a change in the world. Overwhelm at the response
Sep 30, 2021 11:55PM
Diary of a Young Naturalist

Claire is on page 158 of 240
Autumn and October
Despite the anxiety and awkwardness, incredible opportunities to speak about nature and wildlife come Dara's way, including a visit to London and an audience with politicians.
A "buddy" friend from day 1 at the new school results in a bully free transition.
Always there is the time spent looking, being still, in nature, resonating with it, calming his nerves.
Sep 30, 2021 02:32AM
Diary of a Young Naturalist

Claire is on page 77 of 240
Spring ends with the announcement that the family is going to move to another village to be closer to a different school and for their father to be in closer proximity to Belfast. At first disillusioned, Dara soon learns there is a forest nearby and a whole new ecosystem to explore and learn.
Summer begins...
Sep 23, 2021 11:01PM
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Claire is on page 50 of 240
A visit to the island of Rathin, birdlife, wild weather means they stay an extra day. On the small island, Dara's body and mind are in a mind of balance, no bright colours, noise, litter, a freedom that soothes.
Brief journal entries from March to June.
Sep 23, 2021 12:41AM
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