Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Nowhere

Wow, my first post!
Ahem.

Welcome to Nowhere.

Nowhere is not precisely Not-Anywhere; it is most definitely a Somewhere. Nowhere is a place which is not our regular world, but rather it is where our imagination drags us when we need to escape reality for those forty-five minutes on the train, listening to music and staring out the window without actually noticing the passing landscape. It is the place where daydreams live and where children play House. It is a concept found in Diana Wynne Jones' book, Fire and Hemlock. In the book, there are two vases, each with the word 'Nowhere' written around it. However, it is impossible to read the entire word at once on each vase and so, at times, if the vases are placed next to each other, they read 'Now Here' or 'Nowhere' or any other combination of the word. This is used as a plot device to help the characters understand the plane of existence where fairies and other supernatural beings and situations live.

So I am borrowing this ingenious idea for the name of my blog. For, you see, this blog is, indeed, part of Nowhere. All blogs are. Blogs exist in a world different from the one we usually partake in. At least, they do in my opinion. So you may sit in your computer chair and think, 'I am Now Here' but then you enter blogville and where are you then?
Well, I'll tell you. You are Nowhere.

Welcome to Nowhere.

6 comments:

SJ said...

Hallo...found you from the comment on Chana's blog...are you Sh.M. of I Heart Messiah fame? Or am I mistaken?

Erachet said...

I am! :D

Erachet said...

SJ - just out of curiosity, who might you be? Do I know you?

SJ said...

You get one guess...

hint: I supposedly "have a great singing voice" :)

Erachet said...

Oh! I DO know you! Did you see my comment on Chana's blog about the play? I am "fan with a band!"

Chana said...

YOU are "fan with a band?" That was a brilliant comment! We all liked it!

Huzzah for you! :D