# Day 336 (Life passes into pages…)

An intuitive perception to reflect upon ~

We like to think each one of us is unique, different and distinctive from others around us. Yet there are “shared patterns” of our life, patterns that we all experience and live out…
“Yes i know (the author) wasn’t writing about me. But i also know that he was…you, me, the subjects (of literary works), age more or less in step, proceed from birth along the same great sequence: through the wonders and confinements of childhood; the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence; the empowerment and millstones of adulthood; the recognitions and resignations of old age. There are patterns to life, and they are shared. As Thomas Mann wrote: “It will happen to me as to them.”
We don’t simply live these patterns. We record them, too. We write them down in books, where they become narratives that we can then read and recognise. Books tell us who we’ve been, who we are, who we will be, too. So they have for millennia. As James Salter wrote, ‘Life passes into pages if it passes into anything’…..”
(From a TED talk by Joshua Prager)

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