What it Means to Be Human – By Alaina

For her senior Advancement Placement Literature and Composition class final project, my incredibly talented daughter submitted the above video.  The assignment: without words, describe what it means to be human, what is literature, and how these two tie together.

In my opinion, the above video needs no explanation.  It is beautifully composed and brings tears to my eyes each time I watch it.  Maybe I am partial?   I will let you be the judge.

Alaina explains, “I wanted to show literature as a gateway.  In the video, I started out fine; day after day, however, you can start to see something missing.  When a book is introduced, you can see how it is a bridge to human interaction.  We say that we are human because of our day-to-day lives, but we aren’t really human without that human connection.  I feel that literature is a human being’s created fantasy, opinion, or idea.  In print, it gives another human being a chance to experience it, and feel some sort of human connection.”

I’m categorizing this post as a ‘Guest Blog’, but this incredibly talented girl is no blogger.  She is my daughter and I will never be able to fully describe in words how so very proud of her that I am.

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4 thoughts on “What it Means to Be Human – By Alaina

  1. That was inspirationally awesome. I realize inspirationally is not a word, but that’s how awesome it was. Creative and thought provoking, bravo

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  2. Beautiful, simple in its complexity – just like life. I agree, we as humans go through the motions of living quite often without LIVING. Stories enable us to share meaningful connections, conversations, dreams, allowing us to enrich our lives and those lives around us. Fab job, Alaina. Reblogging. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Even at Your Darkest and commented:
    Beautiful, simple in its complexity – just like life. I agree, we as humans go through the motions of living quite often without LIVING. Stories enable us to share meaningful connections, conversations, dreams, allowing us to enrich our lives and those lives around us. Fab job, Alaina. Reblogging. 🙂

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