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Friday, October 23, 2009

TRW Tribute: Erika Stalder 8:45

I love that--especially in our "reality"-driven world of entertainment-- this year's "Read Beyond Reality" TRW theme reminds us of the beauty of fantasy. We are fully permitted to slip into a character's shoes, life or love affair when we read great stories--and we aren't left with that the icky voyeuristic feeling we get when seeing the world through the ever-evading lenses of the paparazzi or in-home cameras.

In the Driver's Seat, Erika Stalder


Melissa Walker said...

Good point about reading vs. reality TV, Erica! Reading feels very social and yet wholly individual at the same time!

Little Willow said...

That's quite true!