[Milton-L] Memorization

James Rovira jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Feb 23 12:56:38 EST 2004


heh...I wonder if the different attitudes here are divided along 
Catholic/Protestant lines?

Jim

John Rumrich wrote:

>
> On Feb 22, 2004, at 6:11 PM, John Leonard wrote:
>
>>  I don't see it as learning by
>> rote, but learning by heart.
>
>
> I cordially accept the substitution.  Thanks, John.
>
> Still, and without wishing to seem adversarial toward those who 
> disdain memorization at something like an autonomic level, I confess I 
> take pleasure in the mere sound and strive to memorize favorite verses 
> so that I could be almost unconscious, hermeneutically inert, and 
> still recite them.  I like it best when they pop into my head 
> unbidden, without the bias of having been sought.  It's the reverse of 
> the frustration I feel when "You should be driving a Mazda" (to the 
> tune of La Bamba) comes up in my mind and won't leave.
>
> John
>
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