12 29 2013 davencci web blog
Keep the pencil. Define Yourself, and Record Your History”
Topics that interest me.
|I watched the movie “Roxanne”(IMDB REFERENCE)yesterday.
it’s a dated movie, from the 80’s. If you’re not familiar with the plot , it is a “new” take on the old story of Cyrano de Bergerac,(click to goto text) the guy with the big nose who had trouble wooing women because his nose was so big of a facial feature .
As it goes, he gets the girl in the end because she realizes it was his poetic words and personality she fell in love with, not another man who used them as his own.The point of the entertaining story is that, personality and all, is the more meaningful part of the self.
But I find the story even more meaningful. Notice the parallel with computer blogging , you really don’t “see”anything more than the blog, not the whole person, and if you did what take would you give to it? In the movie, as it should be, the bars and houses, and just about all of the settings are ideal.
Who’d watch if it wasn’t?
Today the uphill challenge of “being” is to define you to yourself.
But then, I forget “me’ when I put the pencil down or leave the keyboard.
After watching the movie , I decided to go out for a Saturday night to a pub , but here where I live, we call them bars or clubs .
In fact, I should call bar night “Nicholas Bottom” night, without the enchantment. Being silly is O.K., say, if you’re around really good friends, but really good friends are a rarity.
A non linear approach based on a common contributing thread, which is usually external, called “web” history I think this episode attributed the American Revolution and Independence to the existence of horses because that ‘s what Paul Revere rode;
Claudius (Scribd Text)was one of the first to document history in a accurate sequence of events existing in chronological time specific to human feeling and living, (wheeew that was long ) as “history”
So that works for me. It’s still a good idea to carry your pencil , to record your own history , and that might be, ironically termed “web history” (for the reasons above ). Or start a personal myth, which might be pretty creative. I haven’t decided which to do . But this blog is linear .
A myth would certainly identify the human issues in a life . Right now, or last night anyway, the issue for me would have been “The Nicholas Bottom”one, of course again, without the enchantment, girl, marriage issues and panache . Maybe it is a different issue after all.
………waiting for the New Year