Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* WORDS CAN BE LIKE X-RAYS IF YOU USE THEM PROPERLY - THEY’LL GO THROUGH ANYTHING. YOU READ AND YOU’RE PIERCED. (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World) *
This makes me think of Cupid’s arrow - you’re struck and you’re in love. I was pierced by words - and fell in love with them - at a very early age. The idea that letters grow into words, and words into sentences, and sentences into paragraphs until a story - a story! - is born is still one of the most amazing concepts to me. And the fact that I could make that happen - that some quiet, introverted, unpopular girl could create worlds on a page, that she could grow up (still quiet and introverted and maybe not quite so unpopular) and be able to do that all the time? It’s something I am eternally grateful for. Every. Single. Day.