Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

February 05, 2010

Good words...

I had a little time today to scoot around the web and visit some blogs, and there is so much to see and hear out there, much of it good. I find myself standing in wonder at the creativity, the intellect, the values and goodness that inhabit this world of much caring, concern, and a sense of community that stretches from end to end of this planet of ours.

Our ways of communicating are ever-changing. I don't expect that I will ever cease to be amazed at how creative people will get in speaking their minds, promoting their businesses, and gathering together to make a difference. I can look back and assign decades to technologies, then years, but we are now at a point where human communication, no matter to what purpose, will continue to evolve at an exponential rate. There's no stopping us now.

The message written above dates from 1879, and is truer now than ever. Our words cost us little, but mean much. The digital revolution and the evolution of blogging and social networking have once again elevated the word, the phrase, and the value of thoughtfulness. For that I am thankful. The keyboard may have replaced the pen, but we are thinking again. We are talking again. We are.


BellaLunaArts said...

That we are Nancy,and I thank you for your kindness, inspriation and encouragement to me with my own blog and my work. Much love, Bridgette

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Very well written words about something that is so true, and has often effected me in these past months. I am amazed and overwhelmed with how much we are all willing to communicate with each other through the internet, connecting with strangers and friends alike. So many well phrased stories out there to share with each other, and time and again the beauty of what someone has shared takes my breathe away. A delightful post, dear heart!! Yet another one that made me pause for a moment to think, the words flowing over me like a warm breeze! hugs, D.

Bryanna Lenan said...

Beautiful post, Nancy! You have given me much to think about it... I often am much more apt to pour out my heart through my blog or an email than I do when I am actually face to face with someone... blogging has become such a form of therapy for me... and I think for others...


Maija said...

You are so wise and eloquent Nancy!