Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tollbooths and Disappointment

The books I read when I was younger, rather, the books I was forced to read in school, are some books that I don't think I will ever be able to get out of my head. But that's what makes a good book, isn't it? Mainly the books I remember the most are the ones I really hate while reading them, like The Giver. Lately, I have been thinking about The Phantom Tollbooth. I am not sure why I was thinking of it. I think I probably read it in the 5th grade? I am not sure why I hated it when we read it, but I really hated it. And being that the main thing I remember about it was hating it, I tried to look up the theme of it. Which, I believe, broadly is that you shouldn't take life for granted. You know, the more I read about it, the more I think I'd appreciate it more now that I am older. So, if anyone has a copy that you would let me borrow or want to buy it for me. That'd be terrific.

I must be feeling quite random today, because that kind of came out of nowhere. Anyway, I spent the first day of 2008 being completely lazy and accomplishing nothing. I seriously hope that's not a sign as how I want to spend the rest of the year. I was only being lazy because I have to go back to school today, and I really don't want to. I mean, school is alright and educations are nice, I suppose, but school is too early and I want a longer break. I really don't enjoy learning that much. Besides, you probably learn more out of school than in school. And the things that are interesting to learn probably aren't taught by teachers. Whatever, though. I am getting to a topic that I didn't want to. I am just trying to say that I don't want to go back to school.

Speaking of publishing, it's really sad that the first time I get published, there's a typo. So after I discovered it, I didn't really tell anyone, besides one person. I'm not proud of it and that makes me really sad. I don't know who's to blame, it very easily could just be me, but I am still not happy. I am more disappointed, and sometimes I think disappointment is more sad that just being not happy. I would have posted it on here, but I am not proud of it and don't want anyone to see it.

Also, randomly, I started thinking yesterday. Usually that's bad. Well, it was bad yesterday. Because I started thinking about the future and as much as I so want to get out of this town, I am scared of the future. I know I shouldn't even be so worried and I know I should take one day at a time. I know I should. I'm trying to learn how to.

That's enough randomness for one morning. I hope you have a splendid day.

1 comment:

CT said...

"Besides, you probably learn more out of school than in school." You know, that gives me an idea...