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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Blogworld and Fahrenheit 451

O.k. I have never read the book "Fahrenheit 451" OR seen the movie , but this weekend someone told me the basic story of the book and movie and I want to read and see both.

In case there are others out there like me, who have not read this one yet, the basic story is: a community where the firemen's jobs are to confiscate and then burn the books. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper burns. Of course, there is a fireman that sneaks a book, reads it and then can not continue in his job and becomes a fugitive of the government. Eventually making his way out of the city into the country, he meets a community of underground people. As he is being introduced, each person introduces themselves as thus: "Hi, I am 'To Kill a Mockingbird', I am 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'," etc. These people have memorized one book so that they may keep it for the future... and they are known by what story they hold within them.

Well. Today at church, I found a few blogmates and asked them to introduce me to other blogmates that I know go to Open Door. As I was introducing these new-to-me bloggers to my husband, I said, "Craig, this is 'Sleeping With Bread' or 'Still Listening'."

I immediately was struck by the feeling that I was living in "Fahrenheit 451"!! It was so amazing and real. There was a tang of hope and future on my tongue. Hmmm...

5 Comments:

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Tonya said...

I loved the image too...living in it as I was! Do you and/or anyone else out there want to do a one time book group after first reading "451?" I have actually owned a copy for 20years and never read it. (I bought it after reading 1984 and Brave New World in high school.) The book group could lead to something too...anyone, anyone? If so email me toutgefamiy-at-yahoo.com

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger Tonya said...

oh bother, typo, that's: toutgefamily-at-yahoo.com

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger jeffmacsimus said...

Jeepers -- I'd LOVE a book club, but I think school is gonna monopolize me pretty hard-core this fall...

It's so great to SEE and TOUCH and KNOW these blogsiblings, isn't it??? Great to see you this morning, my sister, and I'm so glad you got to put faces to pages.

When I see you or Tonya or Tim or Gloria or Christi or... (ad infinitum), it's like running into Clark Kent on the street and knowing he's really Superman. Much love.

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger sleeping with bread said...

. . . they are known by what story they hold within them . . . I love this picture of our little blogging community . . . and your heart . . . seeking . . . hoping . . . for corporate story forming . . . may it be revealed . . .

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger gloria said...

Seems to mesh so well with the blog jan posted on living in the margins - I feel expectant.

 

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