Reading and writing is absolutely amazing. I sit in my room with my computer and a keyboard. With the aid of a keyboard of twenty six symbols and maybe a dozen punctuation symbols I am able to put my thoughts, ideas and stories into symbols.
Somewhere in the world, in the 119 countries where the hundreds of people who read my blogs live, people of all ages, races and beliefs can study those symbols and extract the ideas, thoughts and stories I codified. They can read my mind, recreate the pictures I described, understand the ideas and know what I am saying. I can open my mind and they can look in.
When I read a book my eyes look at the symbols and my brain converts them to pictures, thoughts and feelings. I am able to see and feel what the author was describing. The symbols are universally understood. Each word has a meaning and I am able to see it in the way the writer intended. We communicate though we have never met.
All the greatest minds, ideas, stories, thoughts and feelings of humanity have been collected in symbols and I have the power to extract them and marvel at them.
The human brain is incredible.
The persons who invented writing and reading were amazing.
The process of reading and writing is probably the greatest human invention.
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