I had a good thought whilst I was wandering through the aisles of Freshco today for the blog tonight and can I for the life of me remember what it was? No! How frustrating! As Neil Gaiman wrote about writing “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard”. Well, that sums up writing the blog for me tonight, that easy and that hard.
Wow! it has popped into my mind what I wanted to say and that is, what an amazing tool the internet can be – Simon got an email this morning with a link to Steve Jobs speech to the Harvard graduates of 2005 – an inspiring speech indeed, but sitting on the side was a link to J K Rowling’s speech to the graduates of 2008, so of course, we had to listen to that! What a beautifully crafted, inspiring speech (what else would we expect!) delivered so well! What interesting paths we can follow as we go from one post/article to the next thing we spot on the internet – hours can be spent and hopefully they will end up in something as worthwhile, though not always, as our trawling did for us today.
It is really worth listening to JK Rowling’s speech which she finished thus:
And tomorrow, I hope that even if you remember not a single word of mine, you remember those of Seneca, another of those old Romans I met when I fled down the Classics corridor, in retreat from career ladders, in search of ancient wisdom:
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
I wish you all very good lives. Thank you very much.