Saturday, May 1


So here I sit, early Saturday morning, drinking my coffee and thinking to put some of my thinking to prose; I just might be in the creative mode of my "pendulum swing". I have sat here at my computer, the brain just does not produce any creative prose, other times it just flows like water from an open tap.
        I always did think "how does one get one's self to the position of the Jack Frosts or Charles Dickens' of the world?  Maybe, through a freakish turn of events, the school children of 2020 will have homework assignments to read one of my blog posts, putting me in the classification of "Classic Literature."       How long did Charles work on "The Tail of Two Cities"? Which I have never read, though I was required to read in grammar or primary school. Same with the much shorter novel, but equally as boring "Great Expectations". Of course I saw the movies, but not by choice. I did however read  that one by Pearl Buck... at least that's about all I remember of that book. Was it called "The Good Earth" ? A story set in China and did include a raid of locusts. What was it that Pearl did that got a boring melodrama to be assigned as homework and the topic of discussion through an entire semester of high school? Not that I am opposed to reading, on the contrary, I was always in the library checking out another book. It was so long ago, but I remember reading a series of Alfred Hitchcock novels, one novel called "The Other Side of the Mountain" and a long list of Arthur Clarke novels, including, but not limited to "A Fall of Moon Dust". So I did get the "practice time" in on the reading part of my education, I just didn't exercise discipline of reading what I was told to read.  Is my life missing because I did not read these "classic" novels? I think not...  I just think one should have an interest in reading something.
        In brief: 
  • Great Expectations
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • date: a long time ago
  • Character names: Pip
  • Events in book: burned hand by molten silver while working on Sunday
  • The End

1 comment:

Eowyn said...

Dickens! Excellent choice! :)

May I also recommend "A Tale of Two Cities" (very exciting, and fascinating glimpse into the French Revolution) and the good ol' heartwarming "Oliver Twist."

Good stuff -- carry on!