“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches every part of you. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take the time to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It’s hollow.”
~Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (from one of my favorite childhood stories: From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
The past 6 weeks have been full of time with loved ones, both family and friends, and all the amazing experiences we’ve had together. I’ve spent this time savoring life and soaking it all in until my fingertips are pruny. But there are many stories to be told and I’m finally ready to start telling them again.
Tomorrow: Tales of a High School Friendship