Wasn’t in the mood for firing up the main computer today, scouring flickr for images and photoshopping a new header. Instead, I offer you this quote from Salman Rushdie’s account of the Wizard of Oz. Published by the British Film Institute, this book is a wonderful insight into the much loved classic.
“So Oz finally became home, the imagined world became the actual world, as it does for us all, because the truth is that once we have left our childhoold places and started out to make up our lives, armed only with what we have and are, we understand that the real secret of the ruby slippers is not that ‘there’s no place like home’, but rather that there is no longer any such place as home: except, of course, for the home we make, or the homes that are made for us, in Oz: which is anywhere, and everywhere, except the place from where we began.”
Now, I’m off to see the Wizard.