I love back to school season. It used to be one day, usually the Tuesday after Labor Day, but now it is a whole season, with local schools now starting as early as early August.
I love buying school supplies, even as an adult. It inspires me.
This season calls to mind Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail, when he reflects on sending Meg Ryan a “freshly sharpened bouquet of pencils.”
As a writer, I think I love school supplies because I value the ability to write with pen and paper instead of on a computer. Being able to purchase insane amounts of pens, pencils, paper and notebooks for less than $5. This year I bought a folder featuring Star Lord, Rocket, and Groot from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s a great time of year.
More than two decades after I left school words, language and books continue to fascinate me. To quote Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, “Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.”
Not that I am a writer, but bring on the new school year.
That is a great quote! No wonder I tend to procrastinate so much….