As humans, we are special because of our brains, not necessarily our brawn. We think, speak and share as individuals, just like other species relate to one another. We differ from other species on our planet because we share, learn and grow in community with other humans, exponentially.
Our links began with primitive man and oral history and stories retold verbally. The stories were soon depicted as petroglyphs in the the cave drawings or carvings in rock walls made by prehistoric people. Hundreds of thousands of years later these evolved into hieroglyphics, a kind of picture graphic script or set of uniform conventionalized symbols, that were recognizable pictures of the things represented, found in the decorative artwork of the temples, palaces and tombs of the ancient Egyptians.
Telling stories and passing it on to future generations went through many iterations, during the course of the evolution of man. Let us zoom through the monks and their handwritten scrolls, the breakthrough by Gutenberg, with bound texts, the acceleration of printing and modern communication methodology to our present time, with computers, the internet, mobile devices and the explosion of pictures and “lol language” which, though extremely abbreviated and fleeting, fill our eager and racing minds with information today.
That was fast, but was it satisfying? I believe in the basic pieces called stories and pictures, which speak for themselves…or together…as GLYPHS. I hope you will enjoy, be satisfied by and share my GLYPHSBLOG.
P.S. The glyph on this wall face in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona depicts two native horsemen chasing and killing a deer for food. Those hunters went to great lengths to capture the food and to proudly tell of their accomplishment. They probably had the artistic help of a fellow tribesman, who specialized in this early form of human events recording, during the ancient times of southwest of North America.