" If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were."
How I interpreted it today...
"If you read a book, keep it in your collection. If you come back to the book... it has made an impact; if it has developed a purpose... read again with eyes wide open."
A teacher came into my room today and asked if I knew a book that would support teaching conflict and resolution in a "right there" sort of way. I went to my shelf and pulled out one of my old favorites...then the pulling began. I was pulling books off of the shelf with a nostalgic feel. I was remembering books that I had read in the past for that purpose, but began to think of several more purposes for just that one book. Then, I felt bad...books begin to become labeled in our minds for one teaching point and I need to remember to make time to reread those books and look past that one point to be open to all of its possibilities. Here are a few of my "oldies, but goodies" that I am rereading tonight...ready to think again.