For me reading is and has always been a challenge. I can remember when I was about seven, I was out feeding my pet lamb a bottle of warm milk. I loved watching my baby lamb as she eagerly drank the warm milk I prepared for her out of the small rubber nipple on the bottle. Bubbles of milk were popping everywhere as she drank the milk. Then I heard my mother calling me to come in and read a book about Dick and Jane. I could not imagine going in the house to read, “Run Dick run, run, run. Run Jane run, run, run.” That was about the most boring thing that I could imagine. Do I need to tell you which one won? That is right–feeding the baby lamb.
For me what I have learned is that I seem to be able to take in information at the speed of light when I am out experiencing it. Reading for me is like the slow trickle method. I remember when I was growing up my brothers would say, “She can write reading, but she can’t read writing.” It wasn’t that I couldn’t read it; it was just the slow way for me to take in information and retain it.
This week I am learning the way I like to by traveling. Today, I am on one of my dream trips. In less that 24 hours I covered the same ground that the Mormon pioneers did when they crossed the plains, and I also crossed the Atlantic, same as Columbus did, all in less than 24 hours. What took them months to do and lot of challenging days without the help of modern inventions, I sat back and rested while I covered the same ground in just hours.
After my relaxing journey, I ended up where Columbus did at the end of his journey when he went back to report to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in Barcelona, Spain that he had discovered a new land. This information came into my brain in the “speed of light” and I think that this time it will stay there.