In my Commonplace...
"An old novelist friend of mine once told me that all stories are shaped like C's--that is, they leave a certain empty space into which the reader brings his or her own perceptions. That gap is the place where we discover truth ourselves, rather than have it revealed to us.
Stories begin somewhere, then circle around, and, like a flushed rabbit, eventually return somewhere adjacent to where they began, forming something close to a circle. Great stories are not O's; they don't complete themselves, leaving nothing to the reader's own imagination. Really fine stories leave a gap and thus require a reader's participation." James Calvin Schaap
12/19/2011 09:03:13 am
ooh. so true. :)
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A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts