The written word is so amazing, when you read a book, a poem, a short story, or when you go to the movies to see an original screenplay, it’s profoundly awe inspiring to realize that nowhere in history has anyone ever written or said those words in that succession before.
“frost on the grass like condensed moonlight” – Joyce Cary
“Tripping over slabs of sunshine the size of towns” – Jeanette Winterson
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – Jane Austen
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare
“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Literature can literally change your life, it certainly changes your mind. A book can immerse you in a different world, it can transport you to a different time and place, it can take you outside of yourself to a different plane of existence. And, sometimes when the literature is really good, it can incorporate itself into your mind and your very being. Literature can move an entire nation to change, whether that change is good or bad….depends upon the author.
I love getting lost in literature, and I like all types of literature – and I love the adventures that a book can take me on, and the different cultures and times I can experience by simply turning a page.
I have forever been a lover of the written word, my earliest childhood memories are of laying on my stomach with a book in hand and my wrists and neck hurting from the hours I spent in that position.
So, this is the beginning of my own journey to express myself through the written word – and I would just like to say “So long and thanks for all the fish”, because I’m venturing into a new adventure of possibilities within myself.