It's so simple to be wise.  Just think of something stupid to say, and then don't say it.     Sam Levenson (1911-1980)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Verlyn on the Familiar

Today's piece is on the geography of familiarity. Here's a taste:
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the geography of familiarity. By that I mean something like a map of my habitat, the paths I travel most often, the places I feel most comfortable, the routines embedded in the rural and urban landscapes I know best. Most days, familiarity seems inherent in the world right around me, but every now and then I remember that it’s really an artifact of consciousness, a form of perception that can be lost, say, in someone with Alzheimer’s. (New York Times online, June 3, 2009)
What can I say.... I'm inspired, yet again. His thoughts speak to my mind and soul. I hope you feel the same.

Thank you yet again, Mr. Klinkenborg, for getting it so right.


1 comment:

therapydoc said...

That is pretty wonderful. Thanks for passing it along, NadNed