I am planning some work I will be doing tomorrow with staff developers in Manhattan. It is a full day and I hope to help them to know, if they don;t already, that close reading is aesthetic reading. The afternoon will be dedicated to deep thinking, dwelling, and full aesthetic immersion.
Below is a slideshare, I will be using to engage the educators in close reading of Barry Lopez's essay, "Gone Back into the Earth." The students will conclude with an art conversation that begins by discussing the question: What makes your heart beat? which echoes Lopez's conclusion.