ohbejoyful is currently reading Grammar Devotional.
I’m female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since March 25, 2011.
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Made me think Such a wonderful short story I stopped the dailylit subscription and downloaded the entire thing from the author's site. It really made me think about many things - the practice of religion, big brother, the sanctity of data processing. Quite enjoyable! I posted this on 25 March 2011
I was hoping for a daily dose of inspiration, wisdom, or even humour. The phrases in this mailing were more often bland, boring, and even occasionally depressing. I wouldn't bother.
Quite nice, nothing serious. Girly.
I love dvoizin's idea about a multiple authored story. Reminds me of the visual art called ... um, somthing Corpse? One person paints the top of the picture, folds it over so only a smidge of it is visible, mails it to the next artist who paints a continuation, hides it, mails it to the 3rd artist, etc.
You may want to check out the little book "Writer's Block". It's a book, shaped like a small block, with one idea per (tiny) page.
Mmm, Narnia. Better yet, the trip on the Dawntreader.
OK, Thursday's quote has me utterly confused:
“A hint for the future. Always relieve pressure by a flight. Always violently turn the pillow: hack an outlet. Often a trifle does.... These are travelers notes which I offer myself should I again be lost.”
So really - how often did Ms. Woolf get to choose air travel over train travel? And "hack an outlet" - wtf? I'm not even going to get into why we should be violent when we turn the hotel pillow over to get to the cool side in the middle of the night. Personal I like to keep my nocturnal bed-linene-related motions as non-violent as possible.
If we're going to get travel tips disguised as happiness quotations, I think someone a little more contemporary might have been more relevant.
I've found most of Gretchen's selected quotations to be more dismal than happy, or even about happiness. Today's, by Henry Miller, is just dire: "Surely every one realize, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen." Sheesh - just shoot me already!
Such a wonderful short story I stopped the dailylit subscription and downloaded the entire thing from the author's site. It really made me think about many things - the practice of religion, big brother, the sanctity of data processing. Quite enjoyable!