Monday's riddle was a play on words, and words are the hot topic of discussion these days. Lizzy reviewed the clever story, Frindle by Andrew Clements, which takes the idea of a pen to a whole new level, and Friday, we are thrilled to host Karen Pokras Toz, where we will learn a little more about how Nate Rocks the World. Words are amazing, mostly because their meanings can so easily influence our thoughts and feelings. The human ability to communicate through words is a complex web of stories and perceptions. Today, we want to take a moment to appreciate those words that have been magically weaved together in order to create a wonderful sense of scene.
This week's top of the heap: Awesome phrases/ sentences :)
Fairday: My dad is a huge Pink Floyd fan. One thing I can really appreciate about this classic rock and roll group is the amazing lyrics that accompany the haunting music. This is my favorite lyric taken from the album The Final Cut.
"Through the fish-eyed lens of tear-stained eyes, I can barely define the shape of this moment in time." (Pink Floyd)
I know this sounds somewhat depressing, but the words are beautiful. Through the fish-eyed lens of tear-stained eyes is a brilliant blend of imagery, and the idea of not being able to define the shape of a moment in time is something that we have all felt on a certain level. It's like when you are trapped in your own thoughts and the present moment sort of liquifies in your head. It also brings to point one of my very favorite words, which I will now use to describe this tune; melancholy : ) ~ F
Lizzy: Figuring out my favorite line from a song, poem, or book was not easy. For me it is something that changes depending on the day and my mood. There are songs I will play over and over again for days, and passages that I've read, which I am in awe of. After struggling with this, I kept coming back to a sentence that gives me the chills every time I read it. I have read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone over twenty times, but still when I get to the last lines of Chapter 10 - I get goose bumps.
“But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
Ron, Harry, and Hermione have such a fantastic friendship and everything changed in this chapter. I think it sums up everyone’s feelings exactly. So heartwarming! ~L