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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Reading (01/25/07)

TITLE: Can You Really Read?
By Elizabeth Hale
01/25/07


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Are you sure you really know how to read? I know, I know. You're all protesting, saying, "Of course we can read! We're WRITER'S, for goodness sake!" Obviously, in order to write, one generally must be capable of the act of reading.

But so many of us are like the man in the mirror--you know, the one who gazes upon his reflection, then turns and walks away, forgetting what he has just seen. We read, then promptly forget what we just read. Even the words written in the best-selling book of all time--The Holy Bible. Lest I lead you astray, I am just as guilty of this as any one of you. My soul stirs every time I pick up this book and read it. I am empowered. I am capable. I am ready for anything. Yet, as soon as I put it down, the words fade. It's hard to remember it all--it's even harder in incorporate it all into my life. Still, I ain't no quitter so I will keep my hand on the plow, so to speak, and forge ahead. Just because I fail on some points, I can succeed in others. Eventually I will wind up--well, you know where I'll wind up. You're gonna wind up there too.

Reading is not all about words, however. Seeing underneath the surface, 'reading' between the lines, hearing what isn't being said---these things are so important in our lives. As representatives and friends of the King, we have to be able to see things that others might miss--otherwise, someone might miss the touch of the Master's hand.

So, I return to my question. Can you really read? Are you sure?


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Bella Louise02/02/07
I like the idea of this, and particularly like "Are you sure?" at the end. However, WRITER'S has no need whatsoever of a possesive apotstrophe. Other than that, nice :)
Jacquelyn Horne02/02/07
A powerful point! Powerful points make us remember what we just read. Keep inserting them into your writing.
Evelyn Rodgers02/04/07
Thought provoking and so true. Keep it up
Evelyn Rodgers