If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A short note

Be inspired today!


 "People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic."  
~~ Diane Setterfield, from the book  The Thirteenth Tale

9 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

I love that!

The Words Crafter said...

I used to have that book....now - I can't find it anywhere. But true words, nonetheless!

One day, I want to publish my blog....I'm just afraid of the cost. This is the only diary I've ever kept!

Carol Riggs said...

That's a wonderful kind of magic, YES! I love it. The voice, the mood,the humor--everything lives on. ;o)

Old Kitty said...

What a lovely quote!! The written word is truly magical!! Thank you, take care
x

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - that's a lovely quote!! The written word really is a form of magic, isn't it? Thanks for sharing! :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

This is why when someone you loves passes on you should write something about them...you can hold it close or share it, but then you have it forever....

Jules said...

Man that was prolific and inspiring. But give me til next week please. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Misha said...

That's so beautiful. I have to admit that that is one of the big reasons why I write. When I am gone, I want part of me to stay behind.

:-)

B.E.T. said...

wow...o.o Great quote. Thanks for sharing.

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