January 05, 2007

Good questions

"What's next" is obviously a good question... I won't answer it for the moment, as I enjoy my last days in Cambodia and prepare my next move ;-)

"Why this web address" is another good question... As I was looking for an address, I tried whatsnext which was not available. Then I thought, well nexttonothing or nexttonowhere would sound good. They where both taken. Thinking of nowhere, the expression "East of Eden" came to my mind.

Reading the explanation of Steinbeck's title in the Wikipedia, I gathered it was a reference to Genesis 4:16. As eastofeden and landofnod were also taken, I had to move up a few verses to find the famous נָע וָנָד תִּהְיֶה בָאָרֶץ, a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth, which gave me navanad!

Why I should be condemned to wander the earth, I don't know, but verbal associations cannot be helped!

Now you know all the story.

1 comment:

PiDi said...

Très bonne idée, mon cher, nouvelle vie = nouveau blog! (moi, pour bien commencer le 2007 j'ai changé la couleur de mes cheveux.... à chacun son changement!!) à bientot, avec des nouvelles questions et des nouvelles aventures!!