How Do We Express Ourselves


As we go to and fro, and in and out of our travels, we may see that there are many locations that hang beautiful paintings on their walls to decorate their establishments. As we stop and admire the art we might even pause for a moment and wonder about the artist who created it. That is one form of expression we use to communicate the way we feel in our modern day culture; funny that even in the days of the caveman they decorated their walls with charcoal drawings.

While we enjoy seeing the lovely decor, we may also find famous quotes in bold print on a powerful image with the hope to encourage and inspire those who view it. This practice reveals the power of written words that may be embraced and planted in the hearts of men and women; those same words may even be instrumental in changing the course of their lives.

Books are also known to have a great influence on others. “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.” Francis Bacon.¬† It is interesting to read the words of one who lived long ago and realize he referred to the very thing we are doing at this moment.

During the time Bacon lived, they did not have television, radio, or telephones; communicating with others had to be face to face, or through their written words. The masses were not fortunate enough to be able to read, nor did many have their own books. Nevertheless, this principle still stands true today. “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” Francis Bacon¬† (1561-1626)


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