Learning English posed what felt like an insurmountable challenge, like climbing an infinitely high mountain. Spelling rules made as much sense as watering grass after a summer monsoon. Silent and differently pronounced letters and arcane grammar rules made me reticent to utter a single word when I first arrived in London to study. But now, a decade later, homonyms, homophones, and homographs feel like old friends, and I derive such joy teaching my students the intricacies of the language.
! Remark: “Mind Fragment” posts are fictitious prose, and none of them is about me.