ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

THE WHOLE OF THE BOOK


When i read a book to the end and reach the last word of the last page I take a pause and some sort of a deep breath. Some seconds of silence. Gotta confess that I never finish a book I don't like. I am, as Borges use to say, an hedonistic reader. Reading for the pleasure of it. And then, a bit of a relashionship has been established forever with the object and the ideas I just welcome to my brain. Time may pass. Other books will come and be added. But that one i've read. It becomes a part of me. Of what my mind is made of. No matter if I may agree or not with what the volume said to me. It has become a part of my very personal cultural heritage. Time can take away a big or small chunk of it but I won't forget I read it. The mention of the title will ring a bell and hopefully will bring some memories back. In most of the cases that book will become part of my private library as well. That will keep it handy as we like to keep friends we spent good times with. Depending of our free time or the rush of our lives, we can only read a certain limited number of books. As Carl Sagan said, the trick is to know how to choose. But if we got until the end, at least in my case, it was well choosen. Depending of our reading habits what we read is what we think and what we know. We will have at least an opinion. And having an opinion, about anything, is something I often consider important, regardless the weight of the subject. Deep, shallow or in between. Because life itself is made of that kind of different moments, not always grave, not always funny, shallow or profound.
To read a complete book and keep it on the shelves of my mind and my library is in any case something I enjoy a lot. The possession of the body and the "soul" until death tear us apart!

4 comments:

#167 Dad said...

Congratulations,
You are the recipient of THE MANLY BLOGGER GUY AWARD!

Bluesfrau said...

Love that image! By whom is it?

Guely of Sweden said...

I found it here. More i don't know ,sorry Nice reading as well!

Guely of Sweden said...

I mean here: http://scienceblogs.com/bioephemera/2008/06/what_happens_when_a_reader_sto.php

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