"One Space...Not Two!!!" - Part 1
Posted by Matthew
|Artist's rendition of my crushed dreams.|
You may read the whole article, if you desire, but viewer discretion is advised. Here's a taste:
"Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong."
"'Forget about tolerating differences of opinion: typographically speaking, typing two spaces before the start of a new sentence is absolutely, unequivocally wrong,' Ilene Strizver, who runs a typographic consulting firm The Type Studio, once wrote. 'When I see two spaces I shake my head and I go, Aye yay yay,' she told me."
It's hard to convey the mixture of shock, horror and despair that immediately began to fill my heart as the words sunk into my soul. Had my entire life been a lie? I knew not, but other questions began to creep into my mind's eye:
"Who am I?"
"What is the meaning of my existence?"
"HOW DO I KNOW THAT I EVEN EXIST?"
I found myself to be laid bare before the universe, naked and alone, stripped of all that I had held dear, uncertain of what may lay ahead. Disoriented and drained of vigor, I sat back and waited for the end to arrive as my world spiraled out of control.
But the end did not arrive.
Puzzled, I slowly opened my eyes, squinting as the rays of light from this new world pierced the blackness that had enveloped my soul.
"How could this be?" I thought. "Surely, this must be heaven for I most certainly faced the grim specter of Death and could not possibly possess the strength to have survived such an encounter!"
As I slowly began to come to my senses, I couldn't believe what my eyes beheld: everything was right where it had been previous to my 'dark night of the soul!' And yet something was different.
How can I possibly describe the glory revealed to me in this undeserved revelation of indescribably beauty? There was a sweetness in the air that filled my spirit with joy, like the cool refreshment of a crisp apple on a hot summer's day.
Something had indeed died on that fateful day but that something was not me.
Stay tuned for Part 2...