Why I LOVE literature:
~Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (captivating tale involving the power language has to shape our lives)
~ The great thing about literature is that there is something out there for everyone to comprehend and truly connect with. This universality allows every person to understand peoples, places, things they may have never seen, heard of, or felt before. Despite the limitations people may experience in reality, the written word creates a world of infinite possibilities.
~Fiction may not be based in fact, but this does not diminish its ability to teach some of life’s most essential lessons. In relating human emotion and communicating the language of relationships, fiction shows readers regardless of time or place how to feel empathy.
~From opposite corners of the globe, people are able to educate one another about a comprehensive variety of subjects- history, culture, religion, geography, family, life, love. It is easy to feel as though one has traveled to another time or place through the beauty of reading a piece of writing.
“There Is No Frigate Like A Book” by Emily Dickinson:
There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!