Onward to the New Year
Posted December 31, 2006on:
I would feel silly composing any kind of portentuous post when my blog is merely two months old. It is enough to wish all of my readers a wonderful new year, one filled with clarity, knowledge and authentic experiences. One where we become or remain aware, curious, critical and enthusiastic about the world in and around us. One where we all read, read, read and act!
To discover the unknown is not a prerogative of Sinbad, of Eric the Red, or of Copernicus. Each and every man is a discoverer. He begins by discovering bitterness, saltiness, concavity, smoothness, harshness, the seven colours of the rainbow and the twenty-some letters of the alphabet; he goes on to visages, maps, animals and stars. He ends with doubt, or with faith, and the almost total certainty of his own ignorance.
From the prologue of Atlas by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Anthony Kerrigan