A Body Without a Soul

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The following post is written by David Lester:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

I think of people as authors, and their lives as books.  Every day of our lives we write a new page with our actions, conversations, and thoughts.  Every paragraph, sentence, word, and letter in this book describes you with perfect, acute detail.  There are some things about the book you can control, and there are some things you cannot control.  As the book grows older it can (and will) start deteriorating and perhaps eventually fall apart. So yes, the book will physically die, but what truly matters in the books, its contents, will live forever in the hearts of those who read it and let it be a part of their lives.  Rather you want your book to be a joyous tale of a warm-hearted person who lived to help others, or a saddening tale of a cold-hearted brute that only lived to him/herself without taking others into account; it’s your choice.  The way your book unfolds once it ends is the way you leave your mark on the world.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he died.  The man who never reads lives only one.” – George RR. Martin

David Lester is an 8th grader and has been at Rising Star for 11 years.  He’s an animal lover, he’s studious, and he’s known by his classmates as one who is steadfast with a quirky sense of humor.