Thoughts, memories and dreams are like clouds that drift through the mind. If you don’t take snapshots of them by writing them down, they drift off past the horizon soon to be forgotten. Very few things live beyond one’s lifetime. The wonderful thing about the written word is that it has the power to transcend time and space.
Blogs are a valuable way to capture the clouds of thought that drift through one’s mind (although the term blog does sound a bit like a rude contraction of barf and flog). Unlike travel stories and pictures sent home in the form of letters and postcards from far off lands, it is now much easier to send these digital postcards for others to read at their leisure anywhere in the world.