Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday Thoughts...

"A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another".

Rebecca Solnit

It would appear that my regular process with Thursday Thoughts is to scroll thru pages of quotes to find one that pops out at me for the day - on the subject I am looking for (as I cycle through art, life and books).  I usually go something like "ooh I like that!" and then I think, "but what does it say?". And so it goes. I think about my instantaneous reaction, what that felt like and what popped into my head with regard to it; and then I stop and re-read it and consider it far more deeply.

It's interesting to observe myself as I do this (maybe interesting is too strong a word!). It seems to me to the blend of me that is - the gut reaction, intuitive response; followed by the analytical response.

Anyhow, I digress.  I loved this one, but then had to work out why.  I pondered the nature of a closed book sitting there. Somewhat inert perhaps. Despite being filled with thoughts and words and dreams and conversations - it can only really come alive when somebody reads it.  I guess the heart symbolises life-force but also passion.

I like the idea of an individual animating the book, bringing it into life and into being by reading it - what an intriguing thought. I have never considered it before, but it seems so very true to me!


We've reached the end of the monthly rainbow search and have ventured out into other colours - this month it's gold, so here's  a piece of gold type! Check with Jennifer or Julie for lots of other lovely golden moments...

4 comments:

  1. love the gold in the heart of the book

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  2. One is just right. The heart is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Roxanne - it's a tiny wee thing, but it shines!

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