"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different."
— Steven Pinker
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
Andrew read a book aloud to me today. He was ecstatic. I was so proud. This kid absolutely fascinates me. I love him.