Twittering, revelling and announcing our existence to the universe


Amazing news, Revellers! We have just done the unthinkable and joined the world of twats — uh, twits? — uh, I dunno! Twitter! It’s here! It’s us! It’s “Berkshire’s zestiest best!” (What else can you think of in under 160 characters, or whatever the limit is? Feel free to leave your ideas below. Then join us as a follower — nay, Reveller — aboard the great Tweetish Express.) revelinreading

This sensational development gives me cause to recall one of the only quotes I’ve ever managed to memorise, from high school Brit-Lit with Mr Schulz shouting to us all, or perhaps no one:

A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.”

That man, or the man who originally spoke it, was Stephen Crane. Mr Crane uttered this despair/realism more than a century ago. Was he referring to Twitter? Twitter, ehome to the poor souls who would like to believe they have followers, all the while denying the likelihood of being followers of a fleeting craze that will last until the next animal noise takes off. Then again, perhaps Mr Crane was simply a jaded college student now working for the man. Or maybe he had gotten splashed on one too many times by a galloping horse who just had to clomp through a puddle (take that, crazy car drivers). There’s only one way to find out, and that is to see whether anyone takes note of our Twitterish existence…


About revelinreading

I'm here to share stories about life in Reading, Berkshire -- a lovely wee town in south-east England. Reading is located in the heart of the Thames Valley, a thriving area for regional and international commerce. In my blog, I'll talk about area news and developments. I'll also scout out some of the best spots for dining and entertainment. Let's get ready to revel in Reading!

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