Friday, February 22, 2008

learning to fall in love

"One way to learn to fall in love with another person is to learn to fall in love with other things. This might mean...learning to spend time with one painting rather than rushing through a museum looking at all the paintings. It might mean...learning how to love a landscape by attending to and learning about its details. It might mean...learning to understand that human perception and thinking is not only organized by human-made objects but, as well, is influenced by the non human-made world. It might mean...meditating on one's own breathing, trying to calm the constant noise of the mind."

From Dennis Sumara, Why Reading Literature in Schools Still Matters

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