“Your pictures are not unlike you” [3GAR]
Who among us doesn't change over the years? Certainly in appearance, and hopefully in intellect as well.
We're shaped by the world around us, the people with whom we interact, the programs we consume, and the books we read.
For those of us who like to return to the same books over and over again, when we do so, we notice a transformation that was so eloquently observed by Clifton Fadiman:
“When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.”
And isn't that why we reread the Sherlock Holmes canon? The same characters, the same plots, the same settings are all there. Sherlock Holmes and his habits, methods, and philosophy all remain constant.
As we enjoy rereading the Canon at different stages in our lives, our personal growth makes us more aware of things in the stories and in ourselves.
Already at Baker Street Elementary, the boys are beginning to notice some changes afoot...
Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.
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