The prompt is
Any word starting with Re
He first became interested in the man from a random introduction in a pop-up video.
One day, Devon would remember that as a fateful moment.
Devon instantly was hooked on that fascinating man’s videos, and somehow, he had been scheduled to be tonight’s guest lecturer!
Dev was about to witness thoughtfulness through impeccable logic, tremendous poise, and exploring brand-new angles on old ideas.
As he hurried to the event, he remembered the humbling first feelings he’d experienced from this speaker’s words. He’d had no idea what wisdom was until he’d listened to him.
Outside of the campus gymnasium, a large crowd of rowdy students blocked the entrance waving signs all with the word “FASCIST” in bloody red letters. Security was running back and forth frantically, and Devon heard police sirens getting closer. A loudspeaker chirped to life telling everyone, “Tonight’s lecture has been cancelled. Please return to your dorms.” in a monotonous loop.
Devon was crushed and confused. He hungered to hear more about Aristotle, William Shakespeare, and King Solomon who were only a few, of many geniuses, frequently quoted by his new mentor in the videos he’d consumed. Because of one outrageous act, the opportunity to see, and possibly meet, this man was gone!
Suddenly he felt compelled to head straight for the library. That extraordinary man had repeatedly proposed that “We all must remember classical wisdom.” on many occasions and not one of his college classes were the least bit interested in anything proposed by “old white men”. Every syllabus he’d gotten, to date, had said so.
Devon scowled and slumped in a chair for a while then he abruptly stood up, with his chin jutting out, and borrowed an armload of old texts. As he exited, he exuberantly shouted into the night,
“How might I remember things that I don’t know anything about?! “
That evening Devon K. Sapienti was about to embark on self-education. From there, he would acquire much knowledge worthy of remembering.
-When she opened the door, Dorothy revealed the resplendent spectacle of Munchkin Land. –
This was cinematic genius and a commentary on the human capacity to appreciate beauty.
And, artists and poets, add resplendence to our existence.
Don’t let anyone tell you who is most ‘essential’ to your community or the world. We ALL are.
“All things in moderation. “
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