The power of written record
“So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this [poem], and this gives life to thee.” – Shakespeare, Sonnet 18Every 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).
"All of art and science depend on questioning what seems to be in light of what is." - Michael Burgess, More Letters to Uncle MikeReading is transformative.
Through written record is man’s only chance of ultimate knowledge.