Thursday, July 25, 2013
Goin' Through the Gateway
TO THE GREAT BOOKS AND BEYOND!
At long last, I've begun my great books education. I'm leaping from the airplane, skydiving into other worlds, suspended by the parachute of western culture! Whew! The air is exhilarating! Or maybe I am just not getting enough oxygen.
I've started Encyclopedia Brittanica's 54-volume "Great Books of the Western World" reading program. Herb bought me the set for my birthday. Yes, I have the best husband in the whole world. My set came with the optional 10-volume "Gateway to the Great Books". We haven't worked out how we will manage it, but Herb and I are going to read and discuss together. So far that has been in the car. It was lovely. We are reading Volume 1 of the Gateway now. We will be married 34 years next month. We have so much to look forward to.