Thursday, September 29, 2005

Read-Think-Live: The Theme

Comment by Pixel: "...I truly don't understand why people care about the lives of celebs."

There is no way to argue with that point. Although it is obviously a common human trait, it isn't logical or defensible. I'm sure there is some primitive evolutionary advantage that could be teased out if we thought hard enough [something about the survival benefits of paying close attention to the alpha pack members], but there's no real justification for purchasing People magazine or The Enquirer.

The theme of this weblog is that most of the events in my life are literary. Not that I have no life, but that my physical-world life is somewhat linear: in real life, one thing happens and then the next thing happens. It's limited, and it's also repetitive. But the stuff I read--that has no limits! And as I read, I'm thinking, and that is also a multi-dimensional, infinity-based experience. So, yes, I read the celebrity gossip, just about every day. I also read the headlines and the local news and numerous magazines and books, books, books. I read labels and billboards and personal notes and emails and so on. [I read every word of Achenblog, every day.] The most momentous event in my life this week was the Battle of Trafalgar—more about that tomorrow.

4 comments:

Sara said...

I'm like you, chickendoodle. I even read the back of my cereal box over and over and over until the cereal is finally gone.

Pixel said...

Do you ever read the letters to the editor in mags like People and Us? (I'm a compulsive op-ed and letters reader.) People write in to vehemently defend their favorite celebs as if they were their very own children. Consider the crowd outside the Michael Jackson trial showing their support for him. Who in the heck has time for that? I find it all very puzzling.

Anonymous said...

This is totally unrelated. I am in Writing II class, struggling with this intro paragraph. And I want to use this quote I heard. I heard it RECENTLY. It's something to the effect of "The greatest reward at the end of a journey is ending up exactly where you started, able to truly see it for the first time." Not the wording, at all. Some help? I might just give up and find a Wizard of Oz quote - it's kind of the same idea. But definetly not where I heard it
Danielle

Pixel said...

How about a Doors quote: "This is the best part of the trip. This is the trip, the best part."

It took me too long to understand those words.