Something Wonderful

While wandering from book to book, I came across this lovely passage:

“My love for the alphabet, which endures, grew out of reciting it, but
before that, out of seeing the letters on the page. In my own story books,
before I could read them for myself, I fell in love with various winding,
enchanting-looking initials drawn by Walter Crane at the heads of fairy tales.
In ‘Once upon a time,’ an ‘O’ had a rabbit running it as a treadmill,
his feet upon flowers. When the dame came, years later, for me to see
the Book of Kells, all the wizardry of letter, initial, and word swept
over me a thousand times over, and the illumination, the gold, seemed a
part of the word’s beauty and holiness that had been there from the start.”

from One Writer’s Beginning by Eudora Welty


About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Something Wonderful

  1. Jacqueline Stearns says:

    John Boy Walton of the tv series the Waltons said, The English language has an alphabet of only twenty six letters. Think of all we can do with those twenty six letters.

  2. Hi Jacque,

    What a fantastic quote — thank you so much for sharing it!

    Write on,

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