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Think Again

Friday, November 16, 2012

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before." Clifton Fadiman

Our minds are constantly growing , evolving getting smarter. Our interest are changing with our minds. I remember my teenage years and younger I had huge interests in the American Indians and Dolphins. Even if I couldn't remember this there is proof in all my school reports.

In my early twenties I used to write very sad poetry all romance, hearts broken. I have a whole book of them . I don't like to read them now and discover that sad lonely girl all over again. Maybe someday. My daughter said they were good when she went snooping lol.

Today I am more into quotes that make me happy , Romance where the girls are just as tough as the men and they save each other, Vampire books where the vampires fall in love or help the humans .

So now when I read Alice in Wonderland , and Winnie the Pooh they are not just childhood classics but a book you learn about the world while reading . I find all the quotes and right them down. Harry Potter has changed for me also.

Everything you re-read has new ideas and new perspectives for you. Sometimes this can be life affirming or life changing. So please never be afraid to re-read something- even a quote can take on a new meaning years later . So as always Think Again.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BDYNAMIC 11/16/2012 11:47AM

    Would you believe the latest book I read was the Spark??!! ...... I did well to read it cover to cover but find no time to read any more in the Rat Race of life ........ work + working OUT takes it all!! Oh well ...... I'm happy!!

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BLITZEN40 11/16/2012 10:39AM

    I am re-reading the labels on cans of food and thinking again! emoticon

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TURTLESLOW14 11/16/2012 9:04AM

    That is so true about re-reading and leaning something totally new and different. Glad that you are so in tuned to it. I do this with the movies I watch, it drives my husband bananas that I will watch the same movie over and over but each time something that my mind didnt pick up before is always there.

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MCGS62 11/16/2012 8:51AM

    How about re watching a movie that has several themes at the same time..

My favorite for that is "Nightmare Before Christmas"

or does that reveal too much about my maturity level

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GINGER_BEAR 11/16/2012 8:31AM

    Interesting that you wrote this blog about rereading. I just finished reading "Tuesdays with Morrie" for the second time. Your blog offers good insights on reading something again. emoticon

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KIWIANN 11/16/2012 8:16AM

    I re-read my favorites over and over and I must say they never get old! It is amazing how much you can learn about yourself, and life, through a good book! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/16/2012 8:13AM

    Yes, good advice.

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MSLZZY 11/16/2012 8:03AM

    I think you are very wise! HUGS!

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KELPIE57 11/16/2012 6:08AM

    I've been rereading Louisa Alcott, among other things.

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