Well, the Classics Club posted the Lucky Spin Number this morning, and it’s…#1!
Which means I’ll be reading Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist by July 7th.
And here’s my entire Spin List for this round, in case you’ve not committed it to memory yet.
It has been so long since I read Dickens. This should be interesting.
In Asheville, North Carolina, there are quite a few punny businesses. One these was a restaurant called Olive or Twist. I didn’t eat there while we were visiting because punny establishments are generally too hip for my kids, but the kids and I did stop outside their window when we lost track of my spouse and I had to call and locate him.
In other news, today is my daughter’s ninth birthday. Yesterday at church we sang “Everything Possible” by Fred Small. It was rather challenging for congregational sight-singing, but the words were lovely and just the sentiment I want to convey to my children. In honor of my first child embarking upon her tenth year, here’s a bit of the song:
You can be anybody you want to be
You can love whomever you will
You can travel any country where your heart leads
And know I will love you still
You can live by yourself, you can gather friends around
You can choose one special one
And the only measure of your words and your deeds
Will be the love you leave behind when you’re done
You can read all of the lyrics here.