Post # 300
March 18, 2020
The View from my Library/Studio
in The Village of Wurtemburg
on the final day of
WINTER SEASON (2019-12020).
First, this is Post #300.
That is a milestone – and I wanted to do something special to celebrate.
I am giving you a book review today – something I do not do very often.
But, this is a special occasion and I am giving you a special book to explore.
Second, I’m doing a lot of reading this year –
My interest is in poetry and non-fiction writing. After a 12-year full-time academic adventure in Fine Art and Literature Studies
12 more years of teaching on the college level – I know what I love and that is where my heart is.
What BOOK is on my READING TABLE today?
Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin.
This is my second time to read this insightful book.
I would love to have this book read by everyone in the world. What a different world we would have if Dr. Grandin’s way of viewing life was appreciated by everyone.
Dr. Grandin created a masterpiece with supporting evidence for her thesis which is laid down at the beginning of the book.
I must say that this book is so refreshing to read because it was written by a person who sees and contemplates the details and nuances of the world in PICTURES –
Temple is a VISUAL LEARNER. She is that rare person who THINKS in pictures instead of WORDS.
What a difference it makes to read the work of a writer – one who first witnesses in photos/pictures – long before forming any words. Temple speaks of the differences in ways of thinking and of actually seeing the details that cannot be found or discovered through words. She gives very good examples of the difference in seeing between the 2 types of thinkers/learners. She cites a number of academic studies and laboratory experiments as illustrations to uphold her theory.
“[T]he only place on earth where immortality is provided is in libraries. This is the collective memory of humanity.”
― Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
You can read about Dr. Grandin’s books by visiting Amazon: Read it!
This article is presented by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
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Thank you for visiting with me today!
This is a view from my Library/Studio – my little spot of Heaven-on-Earth.
Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
In loving memory of Rocco.