Shawn L. Bird

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quote- Cassandra Clare on the world October 18, 2013

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“It can be…difficult to learn how the world truly is, to see it in its true shape and form.  Most human beings never do.”

Cassandra Claire in Clockwork Angel (p. 62)

I wonder whether anyone can ever understand how ‘the world’ is?  Everything we see is coloured by our own perspective, and they can be dramatically different.  A world view varies between cultures.  No one sees the whole picture: we’re like the blind men and the elephant, no matter what we want to be.  The more we learn, the more we understand how much we don’t know.

What do you think?


around the world May 24, 2012

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One of the interesting features of  Wordpress is a list of countries from whence one’s blog visitors log in.  I find it quite fascinating that in the last 30 days, visitors have dropped by from 51 countries!

So if you have come from Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, France, Finland, Greece, Norway, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, New Zealand, Portugal, Russian Federation, Argentina, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Iceland, India, Switzerland, Slovakia, Romania, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Czech Republic, Ireland, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Ukraine, Bahrain, Lebanon, Peru, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Bangladesh, Albania, Myanmar or any other country, thanks for stopping in!  I am most glad to have your company!

I’d be delighted to hear from you, please feel free to leave a note in the comment section and tell me something wonderful about the town or country where you live.

I’ll start:  What’s wonderful about living in the Shuswap region of BC, Canada,  are the sparkling lakes, and the opportunity to be in a forest in a few minutes walk.

In this map the darker the colour, the most hits per country- from 578 for Canada to 1 from Myanmar.


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