I have a confession to make that may cause you to question my ethos as a thinker/writer/scholar:
Back to December all the time…
(don’t love this song, but am sad I didn’t mention DECEMber in the video AND I love Taylor’s whole look here…)
Anyways, libraries can be amazing, but even the great American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson knew that they could be problematic:
“Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.”
~The American Scholar (this address is SO powerful. Read (about) it!
And to further illustrate (figuratively AND literally!) this idea of library limits,
allow me to borrow some palabras from my dear friend:
“They read all the books, but they CAN’T FIND THE ANSWERS!”
~7 time Grammy Winner (and thief of Kat’s heart) John Mayer
(and more than just part of Katherine’s [K]orazón…)
so BACK TO BIBLIOTECHAS (after that long but still fascinating tangent)!
Let’s ask ourselves what are the extremes/outliers to all the stuff available to us today..
Where is the wisdom in all this knowledge?
(click here to read even more about an OVERLOAD of information)
Eternal struggle between reading and writing…
(good problem to have…)
What things do you like about the library? What things intimidate you?
And do you know how to use the DDS?
perdida in the periodicals….
AWESOME JOB, KATHERINE!
Now sleepy (?) students (readers),
RISE AND SHINE!
because it’s time for a little blog assignment:
Go count how many religious/pop cultural/music/literary/ biligual references I made in this post…
don’t forget the title!
DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION YET?
Go gotta go hang out with my boyfriend Harold now…