Literary Letter1

31 Aug

Colleagues…  Hope your evening greets, treats you well.  Was thinking today about what we’re reading, and how we’re “supposed” to greet it.  And respond to it.  Let’s not even entertain those that would judge us for enjoying our exploration of text, the joy of learning from each other, the Literary Community.  I’m writing you all tonight to thank you, and congratulate you on a prolifically rewarding inaugural 2 weeks.  Going forward, yes, we’ll have “formal” essay assignments, but you needn’t worry.  As we’ll be building before each of them, working out positions, interpretations prior to your “formal” composition–  But again, don’t preoccupy yourSelf with the obligatory, with points, with grades.  For now, just enjoy reading, writing, from your heart, from your views, from what you observe.  An Exchange of Ideas must be reciprocal, respectful, mutually rewarding.

Keep with your work, and enjoy.  In our next class, both English 1A & 5, we’ll be talking about this process, the intrinsic nature of Literature, reacting to it in forms written, journaled.  Making the topic our own.  Are we going too far, with this seemingly extensive liberalism in our scribbles, reads?  Maybe.  But T.S. Eliot said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

(8/30/13)

2 Responses to “Literary Letter1”

  1. jacob allen September 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    I started a quote page on my fridge now thanks to you and Mr. Eliot. Thanks mike!

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