November 24th, 2010

Interesting words

"Do you know the pattern and design of a single leaf? I have looked at forests , I have walked through woods and gone across the continents in trains, I have stared the eyes out of my head trying to swallow up the whole earth at a glance, and I hardly know one leaf from another. I could not draw a leaf from memory if my life depended on it. Can you remember anyone you passed by on the street today? I walk the streets, I see the crowds, I look at a million faces until my brain goes blind and dizzy with all that I have seen, and later all the faces swim and bob about like corks in water. I can't tell one from another, I see a million faces and I can't remember one. If I were young again I'd try to live like that: I'd try to see a forest in a leaf, the whole earth in a single face."
Thomas Wolfe

152 - Doing it later

One tiny visible change in my life is the time in the day in which I enter my 'interesting words.' When I was working, I tried always to do it first thing in the work day, my goal being to have that done before 7:30 a.m. o'clock. None of that these days. I get it done first thing after breakfast, which could be anywhere after nine o'clock to eleven o'clock. The result is that a lot of my regular readers have already checked in by the time I enter the lj world. Today, for example, I already had 48 viewers by the time I opened up echsdoc. Luckily, it doesn't make the slightest difference when a reader looks in, but if you want the very freshest of words, you can't be a 7:30 reader any more.