"Just because I'm losing
doesn't mean I'm lost."
The wretched blogger, elsewhere.
Yesterday at the grocery, my sister and I saw a kid that looked ten or eleven, standing in the middle of the aisle. He was reading a book - and not just any book: The Children of Hurin, by J.R.R. Tolkien. He was so deeply engrossed in his book that he remained standing there, seeming almost oblivious to the people who were brushing past him and shoving him because he was in the way.
Also, this afternoon, I was reading peacefully when I heard the usual loud sounds of the kids playing outside our house. I was shocked when I heard one of the kids shout “Stupefy!” Another kid shouted “Protego!” in reply. Then came the sound of shuffling footsteps and the shouts of more spells, some of which I had almost forgotten.
It’s nice to know that there are still some kids, however few, who, instead of drowning their ears with musical trash (if you can still call it music) or reading books like a certain vampire series that I will not mention, read the classics, perfect examples of true literature. Instead of texting all day, or wasting their time playing a certain game with furious flying avians that I will not mention, they go outside and practice their Stunning Spells and Shield Charms on their equally excited peers.
I salute you, children. You remind me of myself when I was your age. \m/
“It makes me laugh sometimes that these things that you have written in the heights of loneliness, in the middle of the night, when everyone is asleep - then suddenly there are 20,000 people singing it with you, its such a funny transition; because you could not have started in a more individual place.. To me, that is pure happiness.” -Chris Martin.
Not sure if I’ve posted with one yet…
Coldplay on Good Morning America in New York City
Happy 35th Birthday Chris Martin!
Who ever said that today’s music is an industry? It’s a FACTORY for beejeses’s sakes.
Yeah, exactly. :)