Thanks Mary O’Dea,

Mary was determined to ensure that we understood the world around us, and she exposed us to a much bigger world than Manaia could offer. She indulged  language and encouraged its creative and florid uses. She coaxed and cajoled us to be curious about the world, and then armed with knowledge, to critique it and improve it.  She showed us new horizon, and in doing so, opened up a world of possibilities.

from Trevor Landers