Friday, July 15, 2011
I was sharing a theory with my friend about how people are like books.
Some are like encyclopedias. Their lives are an A to Z of life experiences, filling many volumes with information, knowledge and skills.
Others cover a wide range of topics and interests. D.I.Y., drama, fiction, humour, horror, non-fiction, reference - it's all there, awaiting discovery.
It takes many types of books to fill a bookstore, just as there are many types of people that make up a community.
My friend started to laugh and asked about the book that is blank. Perhaps that blank book is like a journal, remaining in pristine conditions until the pages disintegrate from neglect. Or is that journal eagerly pulled off the shelf and filled with inspiration, colouring the world with hopes, dreams and vitality?
If you were a book, which type of book would you be? How many rewrites have you undergone?
Fortunately, it's never too late to issue a newer edition and change the contents and the direction of the Book of You.
Image courtesy of Judith P. Abrahamsem.