Commonplace Book # 12

“Luria thought a science of this kind would be best introduced by a story – a detailed case-history.”

– Sacks, Oliver. The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales. Summit: New York, 1985. pg 5

I always thought that the humanities had a lot to say about the nature of reality. I have always been an admirer of good stories. I love literature. I loved studying books in class and writing essays. I don’t know a lot of people who actually like writing essays in university but I loved it. It was actually a bit of a loss when I no longer had to write them. I found that I missed it.

Analyzing stories was something that I had done for almost my entire school career. But now that I had my degree, I no longer needed to do this. It didn’t seem to sit right with me. That was when I realized that story is everywhere. It isn’t just in books. Everything tells a story, even science. This quotation helped me to finally understand what science is, and it started my collection of story quotables. There will be a lot more to follow.

2 Comments on Commonplace Book # 12

  1. Looking forward to it.

  2. You might be interested to know that I have decided to publish my entire commonplace book in a second blog. I have already started the design of it and my first post. I will be posting regular entries starting in the new year.

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