Writing into reality

“If I had not committed this story to writing by frequent reference to it in many of my books, I should think I had dreamed it.”
Girolamo Cardano, The Book of My Life (De Vita Propria Liber)(p. 95).

Cardano was a 16th century gambler and astrologer, and relates a series of “near-misses,” including falling masonry and attacks by mad dogs. Here, he is speaking of an incident in which a dog attacked him while he was on a mule. He claims to have ducked and the dog sailed over his head. He notes that he found this to be equally incredible and checked with a nearby boy who saw the same thing.

I mention only in passing and because of my issues with imaginary dirigibles. If you write it enough times, it must be true.

(via Ethernity )

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