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.