I wish our teaching, our reviews, our reading would celebrate that freedom, that liberation. I wish, instead of looking for a message when we read a story, we could think, "Here's a door opening on a new world: what will I find there?"
...I wonder why I haven't read more of her books. I should. I've read Earthsea, of course, but she's written so *many* others I'm not sure where to start. Those of you that know my tastes, suggestions? Obviously I'm not going to get to them for a while, but it's always nice to have a reading list tucked away.
And what does it say about me and my inability to relate to the world that that *points upward* is actually exactly the way I've always looked at reading, the other way having seemed rather stupid since I was about five? o.O