JOURNEYS VIA WORDS
Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 - 11:09 p.m.
Sometimes I wonder what I have missed. I read a lot of peoples thoughts here in dland. There is more than anyone could ever read in an entire life in this huge diary community.
I try not to merely scatch the surface when I visit another's writings. I know that people can change so drastically from one entry to another.
When I was a little boy, I remember so well the first time I ever walked into a library. It was in a small town school in the US. I had been reading for as long as I could remember. I am told my mother held up flash cards for me when I was in my crib. My earliest memories of reading are from when I was around 5 years old. We had a 12 volume set of encyclopedias. They were not very large books, the kind they sell at the checkout stands in some grocery stores on a weekly basis. Or at least they used to. I read them all from cover to cover that year.
Well, when I walked into that library, I think I needed to sit on my hands to keep from clapping. I had never seen so many books in my whole life. I told my mother that I couldn't wait until I had read every single one of them.
I'm not sure when I realised it, I do remember there came a time when I knew that wasn't possible.
I have taken many wonderful journeys by way of books in my life. I have taken many through the words of those I find here in dland as well.
Like the WHO said though, I won't get fooled again. I know I can't read them all. I still will take a shot at it though.
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