To no one’s relief I am jesting of course. What you see here is an empty journal, the cover of which is a wonderfully funky recreation of the Gutenberg Bible.
The significance of the ol’ GB is that it was first book printed with movable type which was the catalyst for the explosion of books in the West.
Outside we have the lavishly illustrated cover with the iconic Latin Gothic print and on the inside we have a whole slew of white pages just waiting for the blank lines to be filled with ink of the blue or black variety.
Spotless leafs are both a pleasure – the crisp immaculate emptiness – and a bit daunting – the fear of how to start and what to write once I have gotten going, my thought processes always take a while to catch up with my conscious mind.
Strangely for me, I turned to the first page and on a whim immediately wrote:
What will arrive via my pen?
The inconceivable Ideas
The Journey Begins.
Really rough would be the best way to describe that offering but my reasoning being; it would make an excellent reminder for a blog post…(!) As I was writing this I decided that the vast chalky fields that had daunted me initially will now be filled to reflect my personality. Therefore my hieroglyphic mess will be a hotchpotch of random notes for blog posts, website links, facts that I have heard in the pub that may or may (probably) not be true and book suggestions, of course.
So this journal, as well as being a convenient repository for my blog notes will also be a handy way for you O worthy and intrepid readers to spot me in any of the local eateries, drinkeries or libraries that you frequent. And when I come to town house prices rise…