Stumbling into romance was not only the “discovery” of a whole genre that I’d been overlooking, but also the discovery of a new way of reading: a quick, casual, relaxed approach that didn’t involve me hunched over a book and almost setting it on fire with the intensity of my focus.
I spend Monday-Friday in an environment full of teenagers. Everyday I learn something new about my intended audience. Everyday I am baffled, awestruck, and amused by the students in my school. Everyday, I am inspired.
We already have a self-contained, self-sustaining habitat, and one that works beautifully. Our planet Earth. The idea of escaping from the mess we’re making and setting up shop elsewhere in the universe is seductive but ultimately harmful.