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“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination.” — John Keats.
“How can we describe the beauty of this life? It fills us until we think our hearts will burst with the joy of sight, sound, and touch -whether of the human hand or of sun & sea spray driven by a breeze. “— Jan Bowman
I think of these things today as I write.
William of Occam (yes – that Occam) was reported to have said,
“No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary.”
Having said this, I want to mention a book that I think is interesting and really valuable to any writer. I recommend the purchase of Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott. First printing in 2002 by Bloomsbury. What is it? Well it is 158 pages of packed curiosities. It has been described as an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an almanac, an anthology, a lexicon, a treasury, a commonplace, an amphigouri, a vade-mecum and more. In fact – Schott’s efforts lay claim to “unconsidered trifles.” Its purpose is “to gather the flotsam and jetsam of the conversational tide. It claims to be essential. And (perhaps) it is possible to live one’s life without it, but it seems a curious and brave thing to attempt.”
Write a couple of paragraphs, if you would like to talk about a book. Don’t worry about being particularly academic. This is not intended to be a formal review, unless you really long to write one, and in any case – write what you wish from your own impressions and reactions.