A few years ago I read an article that mentioned a man who studied a new subject every year. I’ve always liked that idea, but I’ve never acted on it. I have so many interests that it’s hard to settle on just one to concentrate on. (Do I learn a new language? To dance? Sing?) I’ve read about investing, psychology, and medicine just for fun. In researching my books I’ve read about Vikings, pueblo Indian culture, and angels among other topics. But I’ve never devoted myself to study one particular topic for an entire year.
So this is the year. I’m not going to make a very in depth study of it, but I’m committing to read more poetry. I used to be in a critique group with a poet and a woman who could recite lines from many poems by memory. Their enthusiasm reminded me of how beautiful and moving poetry could be. My goal is to read at least one poem a week and spend some time thinking about it. I’ll let you know how it goes.