Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. Neil Postman (1931-2003) American
This wonderful quote inspired me to read about Neil Postman, an author I knew nothing about. He taught at New York University for more than 40 years. He was an educator, an author and an influential social critic, as The New York Times published on October 9, 2003 in Postman's obituary. mobilenytimes.com
I've listed a few of his books:
Amusing Ourselves To Death
The Disappearance of Childhood
The End of Education
Teaching as a Subversive Activity
Linquistics: A Revolution in Teaching.
Check out an an interesting article in The Atlantic magazine entitled:
Neil Postman Revisted : Are We Having Too Much Fun
Also, his son, Andrew Postman is an author. Neil Postman must be proud.
I thought about Postman's message. His quote spoke to my heart on two levels.
1. My loving daughter, wonderful son-in-law and two empathetic and intelligent grandchildren are those living messages.
2. The books I write and fill with adventure, discovery and characters overcoming adversity are also hopeful messages I send to the children of a time I will never visit. Or at least, that is the goal.
So, for that inspiration and much more, I say thank you, Neil Postman.