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. — William Blake