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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
The Philosophy of Bean
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art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: September 2nd, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
In some ways, I think having children realize in that way that their parents were in the same situation would be helpful and understanding. Mine were also in the existentialist, nihilist, hedonist vein but, the poetry was more grappling with my own intellect and how I wanted to expand my mind. Kids today seem to not want to be known by anything intellectual unless they're involved in program where it's encouraged. But, picking up a book and reading to actually learn something that isn't be taught in school... I don't know too many like that. Just telling my college students to use the library instead of web surfing gets the eyes rolling. However, since most of them actually did go and check out library books is a good sign for the semester. ;-))

Also, I have to admit my love of poetry came from my grandmother and mother reading poetry to us cousins when we were probably 5-6-7 yrs. old. I found it absolutely mind-blowing that a person could take the words we use everyday and turn them into something so magical and fantastic. :-)
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