Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Quote for the day: "A yearning for a taste of the other"

"The repeated attempts and failures of Pinocchio and the challenges he faces over and over to be reunited with the object of his happiness--Geppetto, his father and maker, made immediate sense to the fourth graders and held their attention. My college students began to suspect that maybe they had lost something in growing up--a sense of wonder and a yearning for a taste of the other--that might have been better tended and retained if they had been brought up on more of what we were reading in class." ~~ Vigen Guroian, Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

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