jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Feb 23 12:56:38 EST 2004
heh...I wonder if the different attitudes here are divided along
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.
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