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blank paper will not judge you

Roald Dahl's Matilda has been one of my favorite books since childhood. I pulled it out recently and re-read it. Favorite books have a way of revealing new things as the reader gets older, and this time I was in a position to notice just how many little details there are that reveal the book's English origins.

Going to see an eclipse is like going to the Olympics. You plan for literally years to be at a specific place at a specific time, and the thing you're there for lasts only a few minutes or seconds. Not only that--it might go spectacularly well, or fall short by just that much, and either way, it's going to be one of the big defining moments of your life.