Wednesday, December 07, 2005

We are the readers of ourselves

At the moment I have just finished reading How Proust can change your life by Alain de Botton. It is funny, very tongue in cheek. But I loved this quote from Marcel Proust in the book:
In reality, every reader is, while they are reading, the reader of their own self. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument which he or she offers the reader to enable them to discern what, without the book, they would never have experienced in themselves. And the recognition by the reader in their own self of what the book says is the proof of its veracity. (somewhat adapted).
And I just have to say I am very excited. This little ol’ blog has been nominated in the Best Teacher Blog category of the Edublog Awards. If you are interested go on over and have a look, and vote if you want to. And, via Bill Kerr’s blog, here is the blue ball machine animation.

Don’t sit there too long now! ;-)

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