Back to School Time

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.

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2 comments

  1. 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.

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