Dammit Neil, The Name's Nuwanda
Were I to dramatize myself, I’d say I am a theologian who keeps meeting the devil as a master of make-up, and that among his favorite impersonations he appears, often as not, as the avuncular old ham who winks, tugs his ear, and utters such gnomic garbage as: “Nothing is really hard but to be real.”

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“Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters – the saints and the sinners, real or imagined – reading shows you how to be a better human being.” ― Donalyn Miller
So that’s the closest quotation that I could find that represented why I took this photo. The basic concept was that reading put me out of my misery   and into a newer, possibly better but certainly distant place in ways comparable to the effects hoped to be achieved in death. There is learning to be done and the best and only way, it seems, to do so is to move. Stagnancy has never yielded progress. Reading helps you do this by taking you to Elsewhere, to Otherland where experience is happening. We have to be careful where we travel of course because ideas are contagious and damn near impossible to stop once they’re out there but that’s a whole other conversation. The point is that books, whether it be Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax or Charles Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers, are the world’s greatest trains and teachers, to be taken and paid attention to.

(by classicists)

“Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters – the saints and the sinners, real or imagined – reading shows you how to be a better human being.” 
― Donalyn Miller

So that’s the closest quotation that I could find that represented why I took this photo. The basic concept was that reading put me out of my misery   and into a newer, possibly better but certainly distant place in ways comparable to the effects hoped to be achieved in death. There is learning to be done and the best and only way, it seems, to do so is to move. Stagnancy has never yielded progress. Reading helps you do this by taking you to Elsewhere, to Otherland where experience is happening. We have to be careful where we travel of course because ideas are contagious and damn near impossible to stop once they’re out there but that’s a whole other conversation. The point is that books, whether it be Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax or Charles Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers, are the world’s greatest trains and teachers, to be taken and paid attention to.

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    I couldn’t agree more!!!
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