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That's it for this lesson. What a journey! β›°οΈπŸ˜…

Next time you're reading or watching a scene, pay attention to how it makes you feel.

Can you figure out how it creates that effect?

Pay attention to your own feelings and reactions to the things around you:

  • Can you label what you're feeling?
  • Can you describe it in physical terms?
  • How often do you have small emotions, and how often do you have big ones?
  • Can you see emotional loops in your life? In yourself? In other people? 
  • How do your feelings help you make sense of the world? How do they guide your behaviour? 
  • Do you agree with your feelings? Are they helpful, harmful, or a mix?

Where did the snippets come from?

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere cover

In Neverwhere, an otherwise ordinary man becomes ensnared in a fantastic world beneath London, featuring assassins, vampires, and a vengeful angel.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Fourth in the Harry Potter series, Goblet of Fire is about schools from around the world coming to compete in the Triwizard Tournament.

Rocket Boys, by Homer Hickman

Rocket Boys cover

Three years in the life of Homer Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket.

Furia, by Yamile Saied Méndez

Cover of Furia

In Argentina, a girl wants to be a scholarship soccer player but needs to push back against her family and community to pursue her ambitions. 

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

Cover of The House on Mango Street

A portrait of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago who longs to escape from the oppressive and controlling men in her community and be free to live her own life. Beautiful, poetic, moving.

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Cover of Watership Down

An epic story about a group of rabbits who flee a doomed warren and endure a terrifying journey to establish a safe new home. Mythical world-building.

See you next time! πŸ˜„