Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Ancient Mariner


The Young One and I were watching a program.


"Water, water, everywhere. And not a drop to drink," quoted The Young One.


"Water, water, everywhere. And all the boards did shrink," I added. I was pleasantly surprised she knew the quote. "Did you read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in school?"

"No."
"We spend thousands of dollars on your tuition, and they don't teach you the Classics?" My favorite rant.
She fixed me with "the look" as only a teenager can.

"That's because no body cares."


"I care," the English major in me said indignantly.

"That's because you were around when all these guys wrote this junk."


Looks like the mariner isn't the only one that's ancient.

2 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

LOL, smack her tush when she walks by. Ancient indeed.

Nutterone said...

I love her.

I've never read it. I mean seriously... If your high falutin' private palace can't teach 'em all, how can anyone? There's too many "classics" and too few who care. *cough* Me for one... NOW WAIT.. let me explain... I didn't care for it in high school, BUT have begun to explore and therefore APPRECIATE better, the 'classics' now... In my old age. *grin* Did I mention I love young one? She's a chip off the old block. I can't WAIT until you are her Weeble. It will be SO much fun!