Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Bloggers and Their Relatives

As far as I know, no relative of mine has ever taken a gander at either of my websites, one of which is this weblog. Not a word of encouragement, or the opposite, have I received. I suspect this is not unusual. The people we know we take for granted. Is it not written that "no prophet is welcome in his hometown"? (Luke 4, 24: nemo propheta acceptus est in patria sua.)

One could call it the injustice of propinquity. We often underestimate those nearby, whether by blood or space, while overestimating those afar.

What say you, fellow bloggers?