'England won again.'
'Good!' exclaimed Penny's Mum 'perhaps now the mourning will be over.'
'Temporarily, at least. Still a bit shaky and we have yet to meet strong opposition. Montenegro will be a real test.'
'Montenegro? Where on earth is that? Heavens, if England can't beat them they should be ashamed.'
'My art teacher, Bert, says all this Football lark is bread and circuses for the masses.'
'For once I agree with your friend Bert. But does he ever talk about art, by any chance?'
'Art is everywhere.'
'I suppose it is.'
'We have a new English teacher. He's from India.'
'He teaches English and he's from India. Isn't that a bit strange?'
'He's posher than most English people. He's very well qualified. We live in a multi-ethnic society, Mum.'
'I suppose so.'
'You're a liberal. You should be in favour of people from the old Empire coming to Britain.'
'Yes, of course. Most people from the Commonwealth come here because we went to their countries first.'
'Terry's Dad says he believes in international brotherhood.'
'My! That sounds quite a mouthful.'
'Not really. We all live in the world.'
'I suppose we do.'
'Bert thinks the world is inter-dependent. What does that mean?'
'We are all together on the planet, I suppose.'
'Perhaps football is not such a massive thing.'
'It is when it is close to you, Penny.'
'Yes, it is.'
'When I was young I had a friend who always said : "It will all be the same in a thousand years.". It drove me crazy.'
'It's not true anyway.'
'What he meant is that we shouldn't become too agitated about the things that are important to us. In the end everything will be much the same.'
'The Chinese are a bit like that.'
'I didn't know that.'
'Yes. Bert told me that Taoism is all about letting things be. Keeping cool.'
'You seem to learn more in art lessons than anywhere else.'
'I told you. Art is about everything.'