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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Positively Learning

 by Mauverneen  

Learning to fly fish

I like learning new things, trying new experiences, new food... 

A baked brie - look how they've sliced the apple! So pretty.

Learning, in general, keeps our minds active, like reading, or working puzzles. It exercises that mass up inside our heads. 

I tried fly fishing a couple of weeks ago, on a visit to Utah to see my oldest daughter. I just wanted to try it. And I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope I can do it again some time. 

My daughter and myself in the Provo River

I'm also learning a new language. Czech. Why Czech? Well, next year I am going on a trip to Prague, so I thought I'd try to learn a little of the language. I know in the city most people will speak English, and I probably won't get out of the city to find out if I would really need to know the language, but it's something I want to do. Even knowing how to say 'please' and 'thank you' in the native language is usually welcomed. So, every day I go through my flash cards and review the words I've learned - I'm surprised how well this works! - and learn new ones. Some words stick in my head for whatever reason, and others, well, they just don't want to play nice and will elude me forever. 

I'm already planning on learning another language next year, after my trip. I'm going to learn Spanish. I've been wanting to for some time. I may never be fluent in any of these, but I'll know a few basics, and maybe a bit more than that. In any case, it'll keep my mind active. Now I have to find ways to keep my body active. I'd sure like these joints of mine to be as limber as my brain! That seems to be a lot harder.

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