Bryn Tomlinson Wk. 5, Journal Entry Paper.doc

I believe that i have changed profoundly because of

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I believe that I have changed profoundly because of some of the things that I have read, and now I know that I can evolve even further, gaining more powerful life lessons. Those which are tried, and tested, and proven to be true, at least to myself, but perhaps to someone else as well, and validated all the more because of it. We are a race with shared intents and purposes, at our best, and when we have learned how to interact positively, share these with each other, and learn from one another, we are indeed at our best. There is so much that each of us has to offer, and literature is a shining example of that. Some people are gifted with the ability to reach out and grab ahold of our attention and imagination with mere words, and coerce wondrous things from those depths. The ability to interpret and analyze them seems to be the most honorable way I can think of to show our respect and appreciation for what they have bravely exposed of themselves for our criticism. I have fallen in love with romance, laughed out loud at rousing comedies, completely curled into a ball from suspense and terror, and loved every minute of it. I have fully immersed myself in stories, eating the same types of food as the characters, listening to the music they mention, or that its mood suggests. I have stayed awake all night, barely noticing the passage of time, finally finishing the story and
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