These Horns Were Made for Tooting

These Horns Were Made for Tooting

Today, share something you love about yourself — don’t be shy, be confident! — but that few other people know about you or get to see very often.

I love to read. But more than that, I love to introduce, re-energize, and ignite the love of reading great literature into the lives of others.

Young adults have so many different and stimulating fascinations seeking to infiltrate and encompass their lives today that the simplistic, old-fashioned skills of being able to become one with a fictional character in literature, and the personal desire and devotion of embracing the life of a fictional character is becoming a lost art form.

There are so many good (new and classic) young adult books written that can be enjoyed, but so little time to engage a soon-to-be-adult into the craft of intimately morphing into the well-written pages of a tome.  Being able to learn of one’s self as one engages in and enjoins the common struggles a main character in a great novel- jointly facing finding the fulfillment life in another person, and in that quest mastering new skills at successfully acknowledging a search for the meaning of life in one’s self.

I love taking the pages of master writers and slowly but confidently show students how to allow themselves to become immersed… becoming one with a fictional character… To feel his pains… To seek his goals… To cry at his loses.

The ability to fall in love with great literature… an art from worthy of touting a horn!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “These Horns Were Made for Tooting.”


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