Meeting a Book

In Thunder and Lightning, Natalie Goldberg says reading the first page of a book is always a little disconcerting for her. Goldberg writes, “I usually have to re-read the first paragraph several times before my eyes take deep focus and the words settle into my brain. I am about to begin a new relationship—wouldn’t you be a bit nervous, too?” (p. 110-111)

This quote offers a teachable moment for a reading teacher like me.