Wednesdays with Words: Where to go, what we are

Starting in the next couple of weeks I hope to revive Cindy’s Wednesdays with Words linkup (with her generous, kind “you go, Girl” blessings, I might add).

I hadn’t thought to post any words today, but our dinnertime read aloud provided the perfect thing.  We’re reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien. All of us are enjoying it!  Today, we were reading about their escape from NIMH:

The real point is this: We don’t know where to go because we don’t know what we are. Do you want to of back to living in a sewer-pipe? And eating other people’s garbage? Because that’s what rats do. But the fact is, we aren’t rats anymore. We’re something Dr. Schultz has made. Something new. Dr. Schultz says our intelligence has increased more than one thousand percent. I suspect he’s underestimated; I think we’re probably as intelligent as he is –maybe more. We can read, and with a little practice, we’ll be able to write, too. I mean to do both. I think we can learn anything we want. But where do we do it? Where does a group of civilized rats fit in? (pg 137, emphasis mine)

 Reading, writing, education, an ability to learn constitute civilization in Jenner’s mind.

I’ll leave comments open on this post, feel free to add links to posts you may have made today or on this quote.  I’m excited to continue this part of the work Cindy began.


  1. Count me as another one excited to see you hosting this! I was thinking of starting to post quotes from my reading on my blog again, but it's more fun to do it with others. 🙂 I'll try to have a quote for next week.

  2. Yay! I'm so glad someone is picking this up. I really enjoyed participating in this before and was sad it stopped. I tried to keep posting quotes for awhile on my blog too, but missed the sharing aspect. I'm on a bit of a blogging break at the moment as we are trying to get back into some kind of normal routine in our home, but look forward to joining y'all when I get writing again.

    1. Dawn, would you mind posting a little introduction to Wednesday with Words….just what sort of posts you are looking for….i'm a newbie, but i think this is right up my alley!

      peace keep you.

    2. Hi Kortney! Nice to meetcha! Wednesdays with Words is an opportunity to share our reading and words that have been meaningful to us in any way. Mostly people share quotes from books they're reading, but any written material (articles, internet magazine, whatever) is great. Sometimes it is because of beautiful phrasing, sometimes intriguing ideas, sometimes everyday encouragement. Really, very flexible … share with us someone else's words.

    3. thanks for taking the time to reply, Dawn. Wednesdays with Words sounds just delightful. i look forward to linking up often. by the way, i've enjoyed reading over your shoulder at goodreads ; )

    4. 🙂 keeping track of who from where isn't always my strength. As I recall you haven't always liked the same things, though. *grin*

  3. Oh, Dawn, I'm so glad you're back! I didn't know it until you commented on my blog. 🙂 I will certainly try to join up on WWW next week!

  4. I look forward to seeing the Wednesdays with Words appear once again. And I was catching up with your recent posts and wanted to say that your thoughts on your blogging match mine entirely. I enjoy blogs that just *are* as well. Thanks for sharing that, Dawn.

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