“If the original architects of the ‘European dream’ were to wake from their slumber, they would no doubt be turning in their graves at the threats to the Union posed by today’s unparalleled mass migration and surge in home grown terrorism. Luckily for them, it is the nightmare of Europe’s current leaders to ponder the challenges of reinstating national borders, curbing free movement of people, combating extremism, all of which in turn may lead to disintegration of the European Union itself and all that it stands for.”
– Alex Morritt
The above quote appeared in my very first post (“Immigration”) on my blog here at WordPress last June 27th. That particular post has received alot of readers recently, probably as a result of Trump’s immigration policies and the resulting legal wranglings over it.
The other day I received a comment on that post from the quote’s author, Alex Morritt, a Brit who lives in Central America, an author of (now) four books and whose poetry is included in an anthology.
“Hi William, thankyou for displaying my ‘European Dream’ quote in your post to illustrate some important points. Your decision along with that of many others worldwide inspired me to publish a new book: ‘Lines & Lenses – A Quotographic Collection’ which you can preview here: http://www.blurb.com/b/7547355-lines-lenses Happy viewing and Best wishes, Alex.”
If you follow the link, you’ll be able to see an excerpt of it, “A combination of the author’s inspiring and pithy quotations paired with evocative complementry images, which together highlight some of the more endearing flaws in human nature and the pressing issues of our time.” (One reviewer, Blog.com)
It’s kinda nice of him, really, to thank me.
Just goes to show that something small, like publicly quoting someone in a blog post, can be even a small part of the start of something bigger.
Ya just can never predict the unforseen outcome of your actions.