Just imagine of all the great books you'll read. All summer, I hope you've enjoyed some great books (were you buried in beach reading?). (Which book did you read?)
Even on the most nerve-wracking days of my early educational experience, I'll never forget many of the books I've loved and the discussions I had. If you hate school now, perhaps you just haven't found the right people with whom to sit down and enjoy your love of books. Look around--you may find a kindred spirit sitting across the library or sitting in some corner (buried in a book).
If you've never had a friend with whom to discuss books, may this be the year you find on. Cherish the bookish memories...
In An Old Man's Thought of School, Walt Whitman writes:
"An old man's thought of school,
An old man gathering youthful memories and blooms that youth itself cannot.
Now only do I know you,
O fair auroral skies--O morning dew upon the grass!
And these I see, these sparkling eyes,
These stores of mystic meaning, these young lives,
Building, equipping like a fleet of ships, immortal ships,
Soon to sail out over the measureless seas,
On the soul's voyage."
In your past (and present) learning, what do you never want to forget? And, how do you continue your education? Do you consciously make an effort to read and learn every day?