blogging– A disclaimer

Milan Kundera in his remarkable The Book of  Laughter and Forgetting (1979) notes, “The proliferation of mass graphomania among politicians, cab drivers, women on the delivery table, lovers, mistresses, murderers, criminals, prostitutes, police chiefs, doctors, and patients proves to me that every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself and that all mankind has every right to rush out into the streets with a cry of ‘We are all writers!”
Kundera continues,
“The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it’s too late. Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding.”

Well, I must say, Mr. Kundera seems to have anticipated this age of tweeting and posting — so many of us clamoring for attention. I’d like to believe that I’m not guilty as charged. Before we disappear unnoticed, we should try to make the most of our time here. I believe I can help.