Friday, July 21, 2006


"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true." ~~ John Lilly. The mind is one of the most powerful tools on earth. A single thought can manifest remarkable things. Have you ever thought "I sure would like to have a new car." That little voice in the back of your head says "you can't afford a new car stop being foolish." But you keep thinking about it. You have some time to kill one Saturday so you swing by the car lot just to smell the leather. And before you can say test drive, you're on the way home with a car payment for the next five years.
I think the trick is to aim a little higher. Try to imagine something that's a little more involved. When you think of it, everything in your house, including your house began as a thought. This computer, the scissors on my desk, the printers, the songs on the CD's, the billions of websites you have access to with a few clicks of the mouse.
I'm thinking about a library in Dora/Sumiton. I'm not talking about a renovated gas station, but a library that is the center of the community.
I work in Hoover and I run by that library a few times each week and no matter what time of day you go by, there is always a swarm of people going in or coming out. They have books, movies, books on tape, art, newspaper clippings printed from microfiche, and other things. The library in Hoover shows movies in their theatre and the also have concerts and plays.
If they can have that there, why can't we have a great library here? What would it take?
I'm not sure, but I'm going to think about it.

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