Grace Notes


  • Terry Whitebeach IAD, Alice Springs


This paper was originally entitled 'Anger, Atonement and Grace: an Emerging Sense of Identity in Adolescence.' I should have known I'd never get away with it. 'What are ya?' a chorus of adolescent voices clamour, 'Get a life!' And skateboards in hand, they head for the door. So what I am offering instead is, according to the New Shorter Oxford dictionary, 'Mus. additional notes (often printed smaller than the others) introduced as an embellishment not essential to the harmony or melody of the piece.'

Author Biography

Terry Whitebeach, IAD, Alice Springs

Poet and novelist