Sometime in the middle of this week's rehearsals of our school flashmob song and dance for our Read Across America Day Assembly I realized that all of this hoopla about reading is kind of silly. After all, reading is something we do on our own in a quiet spot. I slip away from all the things I should be doing and curl up on the couch with a story I just can't put down. Reading is a solitary activity for sure and a quiet one. Every now and then, however, it is fun to connect with others who have enjoyed the same book or who love the same simple pastime.
The singing, the dancing, the crazy antics are silly, but celebrating the joys of reading, well that certainly is not. This Wednesday, we will be acting, cheering, dancing and singing (and jumping up and down and most likely screaming) all to acknowledge how much fun we have every time we sit down in a solitary spot with a great book.
Happy Read Across America Day!