Commissioner Dondi Mapa shared a beautiful idea with us at the first blogging summit last Saturday, 2005.05.07. The Mapa Family Book of Virtues is a collection of anecdotes about the members of their extended family, organized according to the people involved as well as by the virtues the stories illustrated. Currently a private blog updated by Dondi Mapa every so often, it has drawn comments and contributions from close friends of the Mapas. Eventually it might even be privately published as a book for the Mapa family and their friends.
I've never seen it, but I think it'd be a wonderful idea. My family has plenty of stories and it would be nice for other people to read about things like my dad's love affair with the Banaue Rice Terraces and my mom's forays into writing and pottery. I know _I_ would like to read those stories.
Blogs don't have to be temporal entries about, say, eating suman. They can be timeless, insightful, meaningful entries, like letters we can read through in the twilight of our lives to remember who and what we were and appreciate even more what we've become.
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(Must make sure that these things survive until said twilight, then. ;) Am nowhere near it right now.)
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