I Remember The Day That Never Changed My Life

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The room was dark and it was raining as soft music played in the background. However, it wasn’t just raining outside because tears were also raining down my face in what a weatherman would have affectionately called a heavy down poor. Beth March, from Little Women, had just passed beyond the earthly realm into the pearly gates of heaven. And, as a fifth grader for reasons I could not tell you at the time I was crying my own personal rainstorm in my bedroom while it rained outside my window. I Remember the day as if it happened yesterday. Although it seems rather mundane in some instances it is a moment in time that forever changed my life for the better. The truth is, when I walk into a library I act like a kid in a candy store. …show more content…
However, looking back now I know exactly what happened that night on the bedroom floor. The fact is, I had read just about every single genre of book that existed by the time I was eleven, but I had never read a classic before that night. I this remember night forever because I can point back to that night as the moment in time when my reading habits changed forever as well as when I began to change as a human being. Little Women was the first book that I had ever read where the main character died and failed to make it to the last page of the novel alive. Pride and Prejudice was a story that taught me a great deal about what it is to simply be human and what it truly means to live …show more content…
I cried because theses classics told real stories about the human condition in all of its different forms fiction or no fiction. No longer was reading a book about sugar-coating the truth and replacing it with lies that want to be heard in its place. this Is what eventually lead me to assemble what I call “The Round Table of Mostly Dead Writers.” To put it simply this was a physical concept that I came up with in my mind to account for all the people besides God that inspired me to later become an English Major at Simpson. This “ table” includes but is not limited to Shakespeare, Tolkien, C.S Lewis, Alcott, Austen and J.K

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