Breakfast Readings

November 15, 2008

I'd recommend to those who love to read or even those who flip through the pages of books to only understand the gist of it for their upcoming quiz, the wise advice I followed from my ninth grade teacher. With every book you read - or simply just skim over, and with every lesson that comes, underline, highlight, wrinkle the page or do whatever it may be so when that book is opened again, you can remember that which was once important.

So with that being said, as I looked through some old books this morning to try and find one suitable to read over breakfast, I ran across "The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler", and sure enough found that page marked up and almost torn out.

"I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything... It's hollow."

Just some food for thought.

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