Some places don't exist on a map - but I still visit them. Some visitors' books don't exist either - but I still write in them.
Monday, December 10, 2007
If you thought only superhuman mythical beasts can kill a hero, think again. A fixation with technique while telling a story can do just the same. And in Beowulf's case, it definitely delivers the killer blow.
Would-be blogger campeuno once announced to a friend that she was thinking of keeping a diary: "I don't intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God." "Don't you think God already knows the facts?" the friend asked. "Yes," said campeuno. "He knows the facts, but He does not know this version of the facts."*
(* Original dialogues by physicists Leo Szilard and Hans Bethe as recorded by Hans Christian von Baeyer in 'Taming the Atom'.)