Sunday, June 21, 2009

Diego's Apple

Sometime in May 1987
On our first day at school in New Zealand, my sister and I stood timidly in front of everyone at assembly as we watched Mr Kirkby make his way to introduce us. We didn’t understand when we heard people laugh as he blushed. You see, a few days earlier he had proudly announced that two Argentine boys were starting school and would no doubt be great additions to the football team he coached. It was then that we understood his disappointment. How at that moment I wished I’d had the magic of Diego in my left foot to make him proud of this young Argentine girl in me!


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