Learning with Less of the Same

08 Apr

It’s working!  This classical education business is starting to sink in!

Yesterday evening I was washing dishes and thinking about a large knitting project that I recently started.  Because of the week’s circumstances, and most importantly because I made the huge discovery that if I balance my kindle on my knee I can read AND knit, I’ve made a fair amount of progress on this monster endeavor.  I was pretty happy with myself, and the following thought went through my head,

I’m knitting with great alacrity.

Yes!  I thought the word alacrity.  And don’t they always say that when you’ve really mastered a foreign language you begin to think in it as well as speak it?  My friends, I’m mastering English!  Hoorah!

Let’s not talk about how it’s my native tongue, okay?


Posted by on April 8, 2013 in The Blog


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6 responses to “Learning with Less of the Same

  1. Adriana

    April 8, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Woot Woot! Happy dance! Oh yeah!

    Thinking in English and knitting at the same time!!! YES!

  2. Ruth @ Experiment with The Well-Educated Mind

    April 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I was just thinking how awesome that you could actually read and knit at the same time.

  3. Christina Joy

    April 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I’m telling you, ladies, it was like Christmas In April around here when I made that discovery. Columbus and the New World have nothing on me. Penicillin, sliced bread, electricity – bah! Those things are old news – I can knit AND read!!!!

  4. Jeannette

    April 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Love the biological reference, CJ. Penicillin – nice! That is some amazing multi-tasking.


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