Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Other people's domesticities"

If we read books to know we're not alone, how much more blogging?

It's been such a blessing over these past several months to participate in the blogging community. What a delight meeting so many interesting people, sharing ideas, books, recipes and what-not. It's exciting discovering a rapport with someone quite different from you, from another walk of life or another country. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it seems to make the world sweeter, and though we may never meet face to face, I value these "brotherhood of man" moments. They really add a spark to my day. So, fellow bloggers, anonymous readers, and commenters, thank you.

"It was early evening when my journey began. The train was full, but not yet uncomfortably so, of people going home....I could not help it - the clicking of all those garden gates, the opening of all those front doors....came over my imagination with all the caress of a half-remembered bit of music. There is an extraordinary charm in other people's domesticities....The pleasure is, once more, the mirror pleasure - the pleasure of seeing as an outsider what is to others an inside, and realizing that your are doing so...." C.S. Lewis Hedonics

holy experience


70 - your slice of life

5 comments:

Megan Walker said...

Hi Jodi :)

You just stopped by my blog and commented - thank you! - and I'd like to return the favor. What a lovely blog you have. You are indeed, an interesting and unique person, and so is your blog. I so agree about the blogging world and all the diverse people coming together - it does make life sweeter, and it adds a spark to my day as well :)

Meg :)
P.S. those Sketchy Santa pics will get you every time!

Anonymous said...

Those cookies look delicious! I thought I recognized those hands! By the way I like the locket with the acorns on it. I think the name "Curious Acorn" is a good name for a blog. I'm learning to draw a sphere in charcoal. I think it would be cool to draw one in oil pastel, what do you think?
love,
Audrey <3

Jodi said...

Dear Audrey,

I think you should give it a try. In fact, I think most anything you set your hand to is beautiful. Please send me a picture when you're done. Your biggest fan,

Love,
Curious Acorn

Joy said...

Great post! C.S. Lewis has such a way with words, doesn't he? I don't know why but I've always liked parts of books that happen on trains. They seem exciting and cozy I think.

<3

Sara said...

I agree with your sentiments about blogging...it has been wonderful to connect with so many strangers who share interests and outlooks...somehow comforting and sweet and just plain good!

And speaking of good, those cookies sure do look delicious.

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