Brevis esse laboro, Obscurus fio
I struggle to be brief,and become obscure
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
“The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related,that it is difficult to class them separately.One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous; and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.”
Thomas Paine,The Age of Reason
“Life is just one damned thing after another.”
Elbert Hubbard,US author
The question thus presents itself as obvious: Obscurity or Irrelevence?
Given current status of the Blogging universe one could easily conclude there is far too much self-referential twaddle, nowhere close to enough enlightening information and entertainment.
As one elbows in,establishing a new Blog, the immediate task is to avoid consignment into realms previosly mentioned.
One seeks to edify, not merely annoy with over-reliance on the child’s personal pronoun grouping, ‘I-Me-Mine’.
“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man”
Sir Francis Bacon
“Find your own voice” one reads as advice for newcomers to the blogosprere.
One confidently looks to the future,doing exactly this.
We’ll see how it works out.
This version of musing was accompanied by a Lars Roos performance of the Swedish composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. A friend in Stockholm selected this for me two decades ago.