There they sit, stacked on the credenza I keep clearing and then cluttering up again – Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, A. Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury – Thomas Jefferson, Ernie Pyle, Paul Harvey, Elmer Davis – S.I. Hayakawa – voices that have spoken to me long ago, far away, here, and now.
How long have I longed to join them, to be able to assemble words that move the soul so – move the soul where? to action? to understanding? to agreement? or just for show and tell? “Look what I found!” Look what I saw! Look what I heard today!
“Just” show and tell?
Show and tell is how we impart knowledge, how we learn, how we teach.
Something discovered is shared, and something inside thinks, “Oh! That’s how it all connects.” “Oh! That’s where that piece fits.” “Oh! I think I finally understand another bit of the universe.”
We live for the Oh!s. And in sharing, we join the flow, the wisdom of the ages.