Patti Digh talks of words, thoughts, even living life in the margins.
Read Patti's posting. I give you permission to follow the link then return to continue here. (Even if you don't return here, you have my recommendation and encouragement to read Patti!)
Marginalia enables the sharing of the topic and more importantly, those thoughts that lie off the topic as well. This is also called co-creation is it not?
There is joy in approaching something with clean margins. Virgin thought comes to mind and where does one take it from here/there? The world is open to all possiblities.
There is also wonder in approaching something with writing in the margins. You do not approach it alone. You are there with more than the author. The path less traveled becomes an option.
The pencil/highlighter is good for hard copy. Commenting (on blogs) is good for soft copy.
Where do we go from here?
You can help to take us there!
This is open for comments, don't be bashful.