26 Letters

tumblr_m8391iUpuD1qh0381o1_400I was thinking the other day, (Scary Right?), and I came across a mind blowing thought that has really opened my eyes to something. If you think about it, every book, magazine, speech, text message, song, movie, essay, everything that we read or say is simply composed of different combinations of 26 letters. That is completely mind blowing to me. To think that this blog post, is just a different arrangement of the letters from the books that people like Stephen King, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and many other great writers of our world used. Every text message is just a different order of the simple letters that were used in Hitlers speeches, or in the latest romantic comedy’s script, or in this morning’s newscast, or in the latest novel. To think of all the amazing and powerful things that 26 simple symbols can do is truly mind blowing and thought provoking. This is an excerpt from the Library of Congress’s website:

“Today’s Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 155 million items includes more than 35 million cataloged books and other print materials in 460 languages; more than 68 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings.”

There are over 155 Million works of writing in the Library of Congress, each one unique in it’s own way and they vary greatly in genera, topic, and era of writing, but they still are all composed of simply a different order of only 26 letters. Countless amount of works and writings of everything and anything, all in the end are very similar. That thought is just crazy to me.

This idea, also gives me hope and wonder as a writer and avid reader. Think of all the magic that those letters have created, all the inspiration that they have bestowed upon them. The amazing  world in Harry Potter. Hogwarts, Hogsmead, the students, the teachers, the wizarding war. Everything that has sparked millions of followers, and beloved readers, was all sparked by just 26 letters. Books like the bible, that people dedicate their whole lives to studying and reading into, is made of such a simple thing. As someone who loves to write also, I find it comforting to think that everything that was every written or said in the world, was made as combinations of these letters. That all those past writers who lived in fame and are still treasured for their amazing writings and works, started from the same place, and we all have the oppertunity to begin there too, and we all have the chance. All we have to do is have an idea, and find the perfect order of those simple letters and you can start something big and amazing.

So to all of you writers or readers out there, just think about this for a while, let it soak in. Every way that we communicate to others, is only a different order of the same 26 simple letters. Your favourite book, has the same start as the horrifying History Text Books we all know too well. So if you’re looking to spark something in people, make them happy or sad, say what your feeling, create a magical world that is all your own, spark a unity amongst people, or simply write a blog post, you just simply have to find that right combinations of those 26 letters. Happy Booking c: omforting to think that all those people were able to express everything and what they were feeling and spark reveloutions, make people they have never met laugh, and cry, and unite groups of people who otherwise would have nothing in common by just finding that perfect letter combination. 


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