Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 72: Miss Nelson is Missing!

I found this book some time ago at Chapters, the bookstore I work at in Orem, and it's been years since I read it, so I decided to. I finally understood a major plot point in the story, after years of not getting it when I was young. Miss Nelson is...You'll just have to read it for yourself. I do my best not to give away major plot points. This reminds me to tell you something for today: Even children's books, short stories, poems...however short the literature is, if it is written well, it can mean something even years later. That's why we believe so much in the printed word--and yes, even the Internet is full of the printed word. We rely on it because it is a record of our lives, what is important in our societies, social, cultural and political issues addressed by us as individuals through a medium that is stable and I don't think it will ever truly die. Though we are entering an almost purely electronic age, there will always be a need for "books" in some way, shape or form. We process our information through blank pages filled with words, even like I am doing now. For anyone who's reading this, you must agree that we will always have the printed word, regardless of what form it comes in.

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