DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
What in the hell is Dr. Black talking about?
Why in the hell does Al Lewis ask so many questions in class?
If I have not learned my whole life, what have I been doing and how in the hell am I going to now?
So what A means ox, how will that apply to anything relevant?
I have no clue how to true truth. Are they making up stuff? Rhetoric? Semantics (whatever that means)?
Don't use context clues? But they taught me that in school!
These were all questions I battled with in January when I began to attend Dr. Black's class. I thumbed through the language book, baffled beyond words. I sat in class like a bump, waiting on something to happen. And as time progressed, I got my first dictionary from a brother who was moving to Mexico. Then, I was able to acquire two more.
What do I do now? Dr. Black suggested things in class, and it felt overwhelming. "Raven", I said to myself, "there is no hurry, no rush."
On my own, I made a list of numbers 1-10, the days of the week, and then the months of the year. In researching these trivial daily words, there was a wealth of knowledge awaiting. There is so much history to be uncovered from the study of words alone. Their origins alone reflect a journey that charts the evolvement of language, leading us to the here and now.
I am felicitously pleased that I weathered the storm; and am in it for the long haul. We owe it to ourselves foremost to seek and seek until we can no more. Because each of us, in fact, are one in a million.