Nothing is new, except for our view.
This is my tag line to introduce you to my reclaimed website. I’ve tried to do new things— more interesting things with this site, but there isn’t really anything new. There’s going to be a landing page called, Home. There will be a page to introduce me, called, About Me. There will be a page about my books. There will be a blog so I can tell you what’s new in my world.
But truly, it’s all been done. Don’t believe me? Well, think of the adage, there is nothing new under the sun. Not an adage, actually. Many of us realize this comes from the Bible. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10, which says,
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
In some way or form, anything we write has been ideated by someone else throughout the ages. Maybe ideas float around in the atmosphere of this blue orb, touching down in different ages and areas. They flutter down to earth; snowflakes or raindrops of thoughts that melt on our heads and sink in. Poof… a new, old idea whose time has come again.
Then, what’s the point of ever writing anew book or stating a new idea? It’s already been done, right?
Because the idea changes with each individual’s view. Love and loss looks one way through the view of Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. But Nothing Compares 2 U, a song by Sinead O’Connor is yet a different view of love and loss. Mitch Albom’s book, Tuesdays with Morrie is the same topic with a different situation altogether. Songs, movies, books, plays, and art will alway deal with this moment in life we all deal with: losing someone or something we have loved.
So, our ideas may not be new, but when examined through your own view, the story is new. That’s why I write. That’s why everyone who writes, writes. We see things in our own way, and for me and others, I am sure our goal is to throw our vision out to the chasm of books to see if any echoes bounce back to us saying, “we too, see it like you.”
This website is about me. Am I like you? Can you relate to me? It’s about my books. Do they resonate with you? And these are my thoughts. Maybe they’ll be interwoven into books, or poems, or plays, some day. I’m sure someone has already thought them. But you see, this raindrop landed on my head and there it was. Its time had come again.