Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Third Time's the Charm...

Three posts in one day! What's gotten into me?!

I saw Maybe Crush this evening--damn but that boy is cute! We only exchanged a few words before class, but I thought I might have sensed a little spark in that eye contact. Then again I am wont to be woefully optimistic in such circumstances, so really, my perceptions can't be trusted.

Actually, what really sparked this post was that I saw the comments on my last post and felt the need to chime in on Princess Pointful's comment about Where the Red Fern Grows.

Anyone who does not cry at the end of that book has a heart of stone (or the strongest emotional reserve of any human being I've ever met!).

They read it out loud to all the 4th grade classes in my school, and when it was time for the end they brought us all into one classroom so that no class would hear it first and spoil it for the others. By the time they got to the last page, over half the room, the teacher reading, and the two teachers listening were ALL in tears! What a mess!

Yet my friends and I all look back on it fondly. Weird, huh?

Oh, and I still occasionally have tsunami nightmares based on that scene in Island of the Blue Dolphins.

I find it amazing how books can still affect us so strongly decades after we've read them. Makes me see why people want to become writers.

1 comment:

Princess Pointful said...

It is great to have an excuse to cry like that, though, isn't it?
It's usually such a guilty experience- at least for me. Crying feels so self-indulgent sometimes.