This evening, I was reading another in a long string of Wallace Stegner novels that I've been enjoying lately. The latest novel I'm reading is Crossing to Safety, and the quote that struck me is:
"Henry James says somewhere that if you have to make notes on how a thing has struck you, it probably hasn't struck you."
So perhaps all this blogging is a sign that people today are not truly in full body contact with life, that they are skating along the surface, not truly being struck in the heart by any of it. I wonder.