Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday Thoughts...

“Select the right words and put them in the right order and you can run a cable into the hearts of strangers”. 

Mark Haddon

What an amazing minds eye image of a cable straight into the heart of strangers!

I think that is such a great way to express how words, when put together thoughtfully, can connect and communicate with people you have never met, and become powerful and meaningful things.

I wonder if that is how Mr Haddon thinks about writing his books, that he feels as if his goal is to reach into strangers' hearts?  I imagine it would be a pretty good motivator and a way to judge or assess if you were putting in enough effort or if you're doing something worthwhile.

Asking yourself the question "would this reach a stranger's heart??" is probably a good way to think about our own art as well - have I made something that might have a positive impact on people? could be a good measure of sorts.

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