Friday, 14 April 2017

Fly away or stay?

When I was 18 (35y ago), I read in a book from Guido Gezelle,
a famous Belgian poet, the following bit of wisdom:
Verba volent, scripta manent, Latin for:
{the spoken} words {tend to} fly away
{while} the written {words} are here to stay

It was Emerson, an American philosopher of the 19th century, who said:  
Man is only half himself, the other half is his expression.
I can understand Emerson there, and sometimes I feel like that too.

Once we express ourselves in the written language, we do add something to our life:
We do add like another dimension, we leave behind a treasure more permanent.
Each life is a treasure cove filled with rich thoughts, feelings and experiences.
The good things we do, live on through our children who tend to multiply our virtues.
The good things we do, live on through each of the men and women who were inspired
by whatever we said or did.
The good things we do, live on through all the things we write and what we write may have a much more permanent influence on the world than what we just did or said!

With this I really want to encourage you all, my friends,
to express your thoughts and feelings and share them with the world.

I want to challenge each of my readers: 
Please write simple four liner on 
what makes you happy at your work.
Post them in the comments section of this entry.
Post them anywhere you can, in cyberspace.
Surely, it will make the world a bit better!

1 comment:

  1. A nicer way of saying,
    "publish or perish"
    lol ;P


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