Monday, September 17, 2012
A Few Words About Words
When I was reading my book yesterday I sat there wondering how many other people have read this book, and how many people loved it, or hated it? How many people in this world have picked up the same volume I'm currently reading and said "Hey, this has changed my life"? I think that's one of the things that's so great about any sort of writing, that it lasts and that it can trigger the same emotion in one person as it does in someone else millions of miles away and that now these two people who may never meet still have some sort of unspoken connection to one another. I like to imagine that other people are like me and that they read about a place in a book and realize that they want to go to that place and experience it for themselves to see if it lives up to everything they've read in books. Sometimes, when I'm walking through a new city that I read about in a book, I wonder if someone else is in that city for the exact same reason, walking the same street and that in some strange way we are sharing the same moment without even realizing it. That's what makes it so awesome, that all over the world, people can have the same experience without having to be together.
Anyway, it was just something I was thinking about.