So, it's midnight in Nova Scotia, and I'm reading the last instalments of my students' journals for the term. As usual, I am by turns delighted and dismayed at what they have "got" and what has missed them altogether.
I turn one more page, and think -- I have to tell Betsy about this -- and while I'm at it, why not tell all of CASLL?
So here's my student's addendum, unedited.
Some people spend chunks of money on things that don't always last long. Little chunks, yes, but chunks nonetheless. People buy shoes for sixty dollars -- twice that even. (I myself am frugal in the shoe department.)
This book (conversations) is my pair of sixty dollar shoes.
I'll have it until I wear holes in it, or until I grow out of it.
(But I know my feet stopped growing years ago.)
Susan Drain, PhD
Department of English
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, NS Canada B3M 2J6
902 457 6220
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