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Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Chance to Think

While reading the novel Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster this jumped off the page (screen) at me:

...she had a knack for pausing every so often in the middle of a sentence or an idea, and those little breaks in the telling produced rather startling effects.  They gave you a chance to think, to carry on with the story yourself, and by the time she started up again, you discovered that your head was filled with all kinds of vivid pictures that hadn't been there before.

The pauses we take when telling our stories are invitations to discovery.  Cool!

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