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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.
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    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!!
    1984 days ago
    I am re-reading the labels on cans of food and thinking again! emoticon
    1984 days ago
    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.
    1984 days ago
  • MCGS62
    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
    1984 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2012 8:52:44 AM
    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
    1984 days ago
    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
    1984 days ago
    Yes, good advice.
    1984 days ago
    I think you are very wise! HUGS!
    1984 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    I've been rereading Louisa Alcott, among other things.
    1984 days ago
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