“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.”
(Nov. 9, 1934 – Dec. 20, 1996)
As a confessed bibliophile I really like this quote from Carl Saga who wrote many books of his own. While as bloggers we may not have the possibility of having our written words read a thousand years from now across the millenia, there is a faint parallel of similarity.
In my year and a half of blogging and reading other blogs, I have heard the illustrated voices of those far away in cyberspace via their posts. The individual personalities have been reflected in his or her writing:
funny, bold, shy,
passionate, creative, troubled, conservative, carefree
retired, well-traveled, thoughtful, liberal
wise, caring, epicurean, helpful, eccentric
serious, delightful, insightful, smart
chic, outdoorsy, inventive
I have found interests that matched mine and discovered new ones that I would never have considered exploring. I have been challenged by technology, different opinions and lifestyles. With gratitude I have made friends, young and seasoned, who encouraged me, commented on and “liked” my humble posts. Thank you all! And thank you WordPress!
Outer space was the world that Carl Sagan loved and explained so well to all of us. I think he would approve of cyberspace and the communication it brings to so easily share knowledge and ideas around the world.
How would you describe your blog in two or three words?
I would describe my blog as “an eclectic bibelot.” May you blog with great success in 2013!