05 January 2008

Blog Your Blessings : Maps

Maps give us a sense of place

You will probably think me strange, blessing maps. Maps help us find our way when we are traveling through new lands, but they also provide pathways to our past.

Maps are useful tools--whether you are tracing your future journey across the city or the state, or discovering that the road you travel every day traces the same path followed by an ancient people.
The subject of history is the life of peoples and of humanity. To catch and pin down in words--that is, to describe directly the life, not only of humanity, but even of a single people, appears to be impossible. -Leo Tolstoy
However, the maps remain for centuries. -CyberCelt


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10 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a wonderful post. Maps do exactly that. It's always fun to travel along a road and find the places marked on the map.

I worked in a middle school social studies classroom this week; there was a gigantic map of the us and an tiny map of the world right alongside it. I wished I had my camera!

I guess maps speak to us of how much we value home!

Happy BYB Sunday.

Nancyrowina said...

I had a hat like that too I'd just have to have removed the rim, but I gave it away. :(

msdemmie said...

I love maps they tell us how far we have come in many ways and how far we can go in others.

Thank you for your kind comments today and other days.

Happy BYB Sunday.

Kuanyin said...

I think it's great that you bless maps! And since it's the map of Texas, your home base, even more so! Happy BYB Sunday!

Whatever said...

Maps are interesting things. One of the things I like about BYBS is changing the way I say the world --- writing about maps makes perfect sense to me :-)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

I must alert Sue to your post... she's a cartography junky! We just got hold of a Brit documentary called "MapMan" where a fellow uses antique maps to chart trips across Britain... haven't started watching it YET... but we will... and yup, maps are a BIG blessing! :)

radicalb said...

you have been reviewed by the radical blogger - check it out here

http://myradicalblogs.com

cheers
the radical blogger

CyberCelt said...

@sandy-I have lots of old maps and can spend hours looking at them.

@msdemmie-God bless you and lighten the pain you feel today.

@kuanyin-Thanks for stopping by today.

@whatever-We are a diverse group of bloggers, that is for sure.

@matthew-Cool. I love looking at old maps and finding familiar landmarks on them.

@radicalb-Thanks, I guess. I got a 404 message when I tried to read the review.

stev said...

very interesting selection of maps

i love them too! (once a while...)

CyberCelt said...

@stev-Thanks for stopping by.

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