Sunday, September 12, 2004

Through much confusion, and trudging through my computer illiteracy, I seemed to have finally created my own website. I suppose it is the year 2004 in the twenty -first century, and it seems as though I can no longer avoid the computer. So begins my English 300 daily journal as well as an introduction to computer technology. I am excited for MS class twice a week. Despite the early morning factor, it is quite nice and very refreshing to listen to a humorous classroom while being comforted that perhaps studying a Liberal Art may not be such a silly choice after all......

"And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.

Reflections on Thursday's lecture....

Last Thursday morning, I was tired an entered the classroom somewhat sleepy. I left the classroom awake, prepared and smiling. How fun it was to discover such a lovely passage on the importance of Literature! I very much enjoyed Walter Pater's thoughts on not placing so much importance on a lesson, morality, or even complicity in a work- yet simply valuing the beauty of a work. One of my favorite books is Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shell Silverstien. It is a childrens book of poetry, often very simple, yet fun. To love, understand or even apprecitate a work of literature does not mean it has to be lofty, academic or extremely complex. Literature should enteratin and inspire and Thursday's class seem to shine a bit of light on the daring decision to become an English major. Also, the President of the University's cameo was entertaining as well.