Friday, February 25, 2005

thoughts into breath into words

Since I don't see where the blog's description appears in these glowing words, I suppose a statement of purpose is in order, so here goes:

This writing space is inspired by the marginalia found on medieval manuscripts. Tireless artists found refuge among the monotony of their scribbling in the spaces between the lines and in the margins of sacred and canonical texts. I hope this space will provide a similar venue for modern scribes.:.

Thus the blog is a place to scribble the thoughts of the day. William Carlos Williams wrote in his Autobiography (in better English) that he could not rest until he had drained his mind of the poetic moments he had experienced throughout the day. He was held breathless at the mere thought. While I do not expect any of us to be as profound as he, I know that good thinkers have friends who are good thinkers (among WCW's were Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, you get the idea).

Now onto the matter at hand.