Wednesday: In Other Worlds. One of the things that some readers find distasteful is the idea of other worlds. They can't seem to grasp the idea that there may just be more out there then they have been led to believe. One person who had to battle against such beliefs was Christopher Colombus. He studied the waters, the currents, the shipping lanes, listened to the tales of sailors and was convinced that there was more than they had been told. Colombus believed in other worlds, and that belief pressed him to go out and prove it. This he did, although afterwards much of what he did was marred by the greed of others. Still, it points to a very real fact, there are other worlds out there. Some are in the heads of writers like Sherry Thompson, Geralyn Beauchamp, Caprice Hokstad, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and many others. The argument that these are mere creations in a writer's head and not "real" worlds is a false claim. Maybe the names are different, or the landscape slightly different, but these worlds exist. Worlds that exist in the minds of others are perhaps the most real of worlds that exist. People are fond of thinking the earth is real, but is it? Will it not be destroy one day and remade once again? How many times has God written "In the beginning" for a different race of people who perhaps walked upon the same globe as we do? How many times has this been overcome with darkness? How many times has He shattered that darkness with His own presence, for He is the light of the world? Perhaps our world is only in the mind of an author as well, yet our author is God Almighty. If you really want to understand God you might want to explore some of these other worlds, for surely they do not simply spring up from one's imagination, but from the heart of a God who wishes to speak to His creation.
We're at it again. That's right, "Tag, you're it". Those posting reviews are listed below, although in no special order. Plus, there are other team members who will be posting just the basics, which I'm sure you'll find intriguing as well. So hunt around and enjoy the journey. Like Cara you may not think you are special or anything, but you really are. You may find yourself on one of these sites.
Now a little about Sherry Thompson:
I was born in Baltimore MD in 1946. Between then and my fifth year, my family moved to New-Port-News VA, Homeville PA and finally to Marshallton, Wilmington DE. I've lived somewhere in New Castle County DE ever since.
I attended the University of Delaware and received a BAAS cum laude from their School of Education in 1969. My major was Interdepartmental History but I earned sufficient credits to secure unofficial minors in both English and Educational Psychology.
During the last three years of my time as an undergraduate, I also worked about 20 hours a week at the University of Delaware Library. I was accepted into the university's psychology graduate program, but chose to accept a fulltime position at the UD library instead.
I worked at the library from the spring of 1965 to the spring of 2000, when I retired from my position as Supervisor of the Interlibrary Loan unit within Access Services. Now, I write. And, revise, and volunteer, and … oh, yes, I write.
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