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Terry Pratchett - Nomes.

Posted 10-29-2009 at 05:39 PM by Misaki
Updated 10-29-2009 at 07:54 PM by Misaki

Concerning Nomes and Time.

Nomes are small. On the whole, small creatures don't
live for a long time. But perhaps they do live fast.
Let me explain.
One of the shortest-lived creatures on the plannet Earth
is the adult common mayfly. It lasts for one day. The
longest-living things are bristlecone pine trees, at 4,700
years and still counting.
This may seem tough on mayflies. But the important
thing is not how long your life is, but how long it
To a mayfly, a single hour may last as long as a
century. Perhaps old mayflies sit around complaining
about how life this minute isn't a patch on the good
old minutes of long ago, when the world was young and
the sun seemed so much brighter and larvae showed you
a bit of respect. Whereas the trees, which are not famous
for their quick reactions, may just have the time to notice
the way the sky keep flickering before the dry rot and
woodworm set in.
It's all a sort of relativity. The faster you live, the
more time stretches out. To a nome, a year lasts as long
as ten years does to a human. Remember it. Don't let it
concern you. They don't. They don't even know.
By Terry Pratchett

I love Terry Pratchett ! And this is an opening to one of his books; The Bromeliad which consists of three stories about Nomes. The opening made me chuckle, and I found it interesting ! So be interested also !
'Tis why i love Terry Pratchett. If you haven't read a book by him yet, you must ! The power of Christ compels you !

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    Terry Practhett is an phenominal writer.I love the way he incoparates humor in his books.His discworld series are epic.
    You should read "an unadulterated cat" by him and Gray Jolliffe.Its full of anecdotes of cats and is superbly humorous.
    Posted 10-29-2009 at 08:14 PM by tupac115 tupac115 is offline
    Updated 11-01-2009 at 05:53 AM by tupac115 (spelling)
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    o_O oooh I shall have a look 8D

    I have two shelves stacked full of his books ! even a Discworld Quizbok XD
    and i happen to have 2 hardback copies of Jingo XD though one of them is signed by Terry pratchett himself
    Posted 10-29-2009 at 11:09 PM by Misaki Misaki is offline

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