When you don't post on typologycentral for a day, does it also show on your face?
And if you don't commune, it shows in your eyes, for your eyes are the windows of your soul.
For if you don't commune, you don't transubstantiate.
We transubstantiate by turning our daily bread into our body - what appears to be a mundane task, but no matter how much thought we take, is impossible. Yet an everyday a miracle occurs. The miracle of transubstantiation.
And yet the miracle of turning mere print into thought and feeling remains unobserved and unnoticed.
And yet as you are reading now, the miracle of transubstantiation is in full flow.
Each poet knows just as you can turn bread into your body, the poet can turn words into your soul.
I am more likely to judge them if I notice that the bookshelves in public places in their homes have "serious literature" that would make them seem more intelligent while bookshelves in out of the way locations (or their nightstand) have more "fluffy lit" on them... then I just conclude that they are pretentious!
We have our Stephen King, Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett and others right out in public for all to see... who cares if someone thinks we're idiots, at least we read out books!
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
I don't know too many people irl outside of my immediate family that really read that much.
We've got all kinds of stuff, but the serious stuff is all my husbands, unless you count classic lit as serious stuff. He is a really well read guy, but hasn't read a lot of classic lit. I read what classic lit that I like, which is still mostly fluffy. It's only classic because it's old.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers