My students get tired of me telling them how media and technology are ruining our ability to imagine and create but I believe that it’s true. My Mom was born in 1916 and she often talks about how they entertained themselves pre-TV. She said that my Great Aunts and Uncles would entertain by playing the guitar and piano and singing. She was and is a prolific reader and spent many an evening reading to amuse herself. She passed that love of reading on to me.
My friends and I could play outside all day with a pair of skates, a jump rope and a dollar for penny candy. Today I saw a commercial for the movie Carrie. I thought it was for the original on TV but it wasn’t. They have actually remade Carrie. Does that make my point?