Having no idea what to write today, it happily happened that I mentioned to my cousin, who fronts rock show Heavier than Time between 7-9 every Tuesday, that (via a stop off at the cash point) I take 3200 steps to work. Naturally he suggested a blog post may be in the offing and he’d be right as I got inspired.
Now why? WHY? count my steps to work, well why not, Sherlock Holmes said, and I paraphrase greatly, ‘people look but they don’t observe’. well now I know longer need to pay attention walking to work anymore as I am wholly in tune with how far I have to go.
Also uttered on tonight’s show were the words (paraphrased as I forgot them) ‘all great journeys started with some steps’, this put me in mind of The Hobbit where something like that is said and as a statement you really can’t fault its logic.
Something else that people criminally, in my view, don’t pay any attention to, is the blank pages at the beginning in the end of the book, I put it to you m’luds and ladies that these pages are an integral part of the reading experience.
The beginning pages are the calm before the storm, as it were, but the end ones are, for me the more interesting. After finishing any book, but particularly a good book, you need that lull to take it all in and ask yourself, on reflection how good was that? Double that up with the brief pause needed before you immediately pick up a new book and I would say that those underrated pages perform an integral service to the reading experience.
And whilst we are tenuously on the subject, who would actually take a leaf out of anyone’s book? I know it is a figurative term but I would never offer anyone a random page out of my books, including the blank ones. Unless you use your books to press leaves and interestingly my cousin received a book off of me once that had pressed leaves in it that someone must have left in there before I acquired it. Right full circle conversation achieved so I shall leave you to it, thank you and good night!