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17 October 2006 @ 09:38 pm
Wrapping up the night  
21 minutes left to work.....

Tonight I spent quite a bit of time helping an English major research the theme of revenge in Hamlet, Richard III, and Romeo and Juliet. There's some irony here because I really didn't have much of a clue about all of this stuff when I was in her place...an English major trying to come up with something to say that was both insightful and backed up by some sort of research. And I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I was clueless about using the Library, especially considering that I worked there as a Reference Assistant and planned to get my Masters in Library Science. Ha. I've always been afraid to admit the things I don't know--as if the world will collectively gasp and turn their heads to face me, horror written on their faces. I don't know when, where, or why I developed this phobia of being "found out", but good grief, it's time to get over it.

Said English major and I had a good talk about not quite fitting in with the rest of the English majors. We both agreed that we aren't passionate about symbolism and interpretation unless it actually connects to us and/or the real world in some meaningful way. We don't like to discuss hypotheticals. We like the stories and the language and the beauty and the history behind it all. And we don't like the academic elitism/ivory tower stuff. Yuck. It was a good talk--I like when I cross paths with someone who is a few years behind me and I get to go back and redeem some of the struggles I had in an earlier time....sort of vicarious redemption.

Tomorrow is Wednesday, which means I have a million and one things to do, but also that LOST is on....Hurrah!

Note to self: Think of something more interesting to write about in your blog....maybe the Giant Mutant Crab story.....

Oh, and quote for the day:

"There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes." C.S. Lewis
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