Writing can heal

The joy of writing:
“A blank page is a world of endless possibilities”

Cristian Mihai

writing_healing“Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.”  – Gao Xingian

Have you ever asked yourself why is it that people write? Why is it that they feel this urge?

Perhaps they do so because they don’t want to forget. Or maybe because they write differently from what they think, and only in writing do they find the freedom they so desperately need.

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A chap and his tapestry

If a chap can’t compose an epic poem while he is weaving a tapestry, he had better shut up –William Morris

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I spotted in a quaint bookstore in a relatively inconspicuous alley in downtown Boston. Blink at the right moment and you might just miss it. Commonwealth Bookstore carries everything from the newest edition of a classic to a largely unknown treatise tracing the efforts of the British Empire to stave of the start of World War 1. At any rate, the following gem was found taped to a wooden box containing sundry reading material. I  thought it  apropos as an introduction to the eclecticism in which I revel and whose contours I hope will become more apparent on this tenuous venture into the blogosphere