Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Stray thought: 2

There's something weird about expressing thoughts in writing. I wonder whether any culture has a problem with it, the way some do with photos. Writing catches thoughts which are momentary and makes them permanent. It stops them moving on, the way they do in your head or in a conversation. I don't know whether it's quite right. Maybe thoughts are supposed to flutter about like butterflies. Maybe they turn into dead things when you pin them down.