I find it a bit fascinating that people generally prefer to read my words (Why say?)than the snippets I select from all over the place. So, perhaps it might be of interest as to why do I update Blinks view.
The reason evolves as the blog evolves, as I evolve - but initially the reason was that I like the sound of words, and i put in words that sounded well (look at the first post on the blog), with or without meaning, without explaining too much -phrases or words that were so much more for being incomplete.
Then there was the other reason, that I did read something that completely blew me over - like the Warner Heisenberg quote about finding answers. There was life before that quote and there was life after that quote...
Thirdly, because I had been thinking about something and wanted to make a note of it, and because I wanted to remember that originality is over-hyped - that what I am thinking has been thought before; and not just what I have been thinking, but also the contrary. Nearly everything has been said before, absolutely everything has to be experienced for one's own self - thru imagination or... thru imagination.
And finally, I sometimes put a quote on the blog as a book mark, to link upto something interesting on the internet. I found there was a pun there, whenever i put a web-link on Blinks View, we-blink. :D
my best wishes,
On Junichiro Tanizaki's The Maids
4 months ago