Classics Club November Meme: Question #4

This month, The Classics Club asks:

What classic piece of literature most intimidates you, and why? (Or, are you intimidated by the classics, and why? And has your view changed at all since you joined our club?)

and I answer:

I may sound like a Fool, but none of the classics intimidate me. I am ok with not knowing exactly where I’m going when I open a book. I like to approach reading with curiosity, an open heart, and a sense of adventure. I’ve got my life experience and education (the staff), and an appreciation of the beauty and vitality of words and language (the flower). Yeah, I might get in trouble sometimes (that edge of the cliff!) but there are tons of scholarly articles and books (what’s in the little hobo bag) and my compatriots in The Classics Club (you guys are the little dog! companions on my journey!) to help me along. No reason to be intimidated, fellow Classic Clubbers!

If a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.Β  — William Blake

 

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9 comments

  1. Risa

    That’s a lovely outlook…to view the reading of classics as a new adventure to experience. It’s a view point I’m slowly trying to adapt myself to!

  2. Fanda

    Great! Actually, although I have a lot of books that intimidate me, it’s just because the books are beyond my comfort zone. If I really want to try, I’m sure they were just okay. Or sometimes, I got intimidated by someone else’s review, while the reviewer’s taste was probably just doesn’t match mine. So the key is…just read it! Thanks for your encouragement! πŸ™‚

  3. joon*ann

    I love your answer and that image is just perfect — you and it made me laugh! I feel exactly the same way. πŸ™‚

    • jackiemania

      Nice post — and I love the photo you chose to represent it πŸ™‚ I love Milton … β€œThe mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

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