On Memory



I've been thinking about memory lately, and I wanted to see if I could get my thoughts organized and coherent here.


February



At the beginning of 2019, I didn't have any resolutions to set. Mostly because I was about 3 weeks postpartum and couldn't even think about changing anything. The postpartum period is basically ruled by the little dictators and it's best if you don't have high expectations. If you don't expect to shower, you are thankful and surprised when a shower happens rather than snarling and demanding your right to shower. (Obviously, I have experience with the snarling. And also the thankfulness.)

Plutarch and Government


The kids and I are reading Plutarch's Lives and we just finished Numa Pompilius. I've already learned so much and there was one passage that particularly caught my eye.


Waiting for Space


In the Classical world of education, it can easily become overwhelming. Especially for us homeschool mom's who weren't classically educated. We have to study Homer, Shakespeare, Euclid, Plato, Plutarch, the Bible, Great Books, all of history, all of the art, all of the music (and learn to play an instrument!), and how many languages?

Fear of the Sinful


In Out of the Silent Planet, Lewis talks a lot about fear and how fearful we earthlings are. We are terrified of aliens because we assume they would be the worst of us. They would come to take power and control. They would kill us mercilessly, or enslave us to do their work. This is exactly what we would do (and have done in the past). Lewis's point, I think, is that we really fear ourselves, that we project our own brokenness and sinfulness on God and those around us. So now I'm wondering, how many of my reactions are out of fear because I know what evil I could do?