Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Reading and Writing

The power of written record

Words will last much longer than persons.
 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this [poem], and this gives life to thee. – Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
Every memory, every thought must be saved.
Where do all those forgotten moments go?
Who will testify to our lives?
One must make a lasting record: I was here. I felt, I thought, I was.
Ideas, feelings, discoveries, experiences and beliefs must be shared.
Ideas and discoveries must be passed down to the next generation(s).
Writing is an exploration of the human condition; the human comedy.
"All of art and science depend on questioning what seems to be in light of what is." - Michael Burgess, More Letters to Uncle Mike
Reading is transformative.
Through narrative, each man may live hundreds of lifetimes: first as a reader, then as a writer.
Through written record is man’s only chance of ultimate knowledge.
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” – Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”

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