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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Lifelong Learning

Last night at our weekly canasta game, we were discussing what we each had done during the week. When it was my turn, I told about my trip to the City and lecture. I was quite surprised by the reaction of one of the women. She asked why I would want to go into the City and sit through a lecture.

I couldn't understand her reaction. Maybe I'm sterotyping her. I thought that as a teacher, she would understand someone's wanting to keep learning, no matter how old. Wait until she hears about some of my other planned studies - photography, geology, Shakespeare, French, just to name a few.

There's so much to learn, I keep thinking of a saying I've seen in some catalogs, "So many books, so little time".

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

I wouldn't be surprised if more of your friends don't start joining you at some of these lectures. You weren't stereotyping, but you might have been speaking to a worn out and weary teacher friend, who now needs some laughs and some down time before getting back into the educational lectures scene again. I bet she'll be back!
I'm very proud of you, Mom, and I think you are a great example!