Wednesday’s with Words is a weekly post that allows us to reflect on a quote from our reading that is living in our hearts this week.
This year I have been journeying through The Iliad and The Odyssey, because Roman Roads Media has worked with Wes Callihan to produce an incredible mentoring program for teen and adult readers alike. I have flirted with The Iliad and The Odyssey many times throughout my formal education, but I have never felt like I understood these epic poems, nor that I ever would. All of that changed when I “met” Wes Callihan through Old Western Culture. I have fallen in love with Homer’s poetry.
How many bitter seas men cross for hunger! – The Odyssey
How true that line is! I am struck by how hungry I am! Hungry for wisdom. Hungry for forgiveness. Hungry for acceptance. Hungry for love. Hunger is the primary motivator in most of my decisions and Homer is right. I have traveled and will travel more bitter seas to try to satiate that hunger.
What are you reading this week? Here is a round-up of the open books on the nightstands of the Librarians at Potato Peel Pie Society:
Jaime: The Liberal Arts Tradition and