This will probably sound ridiculous, but... Do you ever have bursts of happiness? They last but a few moments - seconds - but are very intense. I'm a generally happy person, mind you, but these little bursts are extra special. Well, as silly as that sounds I just had a brief burst of happiness. I am teaching The Giver, a book I have taught before and read several times. As I was reading just now, in preparation for tomorrow, the tenth and eleventh chapter...well, it just made me so happy. It is so brilliant - such a fascinating concept. I hope that I can read this novel a hundred more times and be as engrossed in it then as I am now. Just had to share.