I think that people who discount fiction don’t really understand it–or haven’t read much of it. They don’t grasp the power of story to carry truth.
…Some truths are universal and timeless (like the lessons on friendship learned from Charlotte’s Web.)
My all-time favorite children’s book was Little Women. I learned a lot of important truths from the March family: how to love deeply, how to grieve a loss and go on, and how to feed the imagination…”
At the end of the post, there is a question posed, and this is what I’m using for today’s MUSING MONDAYS: What truths do you remember learning in fiction?
I believe that fiction, in most cases, is written based on real life experiences. I agree with the statement, about those who do not understand the power of reading fiction, that there is a lesson to be learned. However, in my case, I have learned more from my own life experiences. I do tend to compare characters’ relationships and reactions to different incidents that I have experienced in my own life, sometimes coming away with a different outlook on some of those instances. And on some issues, that I haven’t experienced, I find it thought provoking as to how I would handle it. I am a big believer, that no matter what is read, there is always knowledge behind the words.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
This was a slow week. Isn’t it funny how, even though we have enough to read, we still look forward to seeing the mail carrier on a daily basis, wondering if any goodies will be delivered!!
1. How many pillows do you sleep with?
2. Where will you eat on Thanksgiving?
Eating at the in-laws.
3. Would you rather go to a party or host a party?
This is a hard one because I enjoy both. For 24 years we hosted an “Italian Christmas Eve” that everyone looked forward to. The night started with a sit down dinner for immediate family and very close friends that included the traditional 7 fish dinner. Then around 10pm, we would host an open house with more goodies until the wee hours into Christmas morning.
Both of my son’s friends would warm up the left overs and said that it had become their tradition too.