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Somewhere not here

Struggling to find the key. What's the spec? Fantasy rather than Sci-fi (easier to sell) multi strand stories...something I burn about. What makes me burn? The desire to get away, finding another country. I want the Grand Tour: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=5052 (It's awesome that these are downloadable and free)






This overwhelming need to fly away makes sense now much seems to be pushing us towards war. I say 'so much.' I probably mean Trump and Bannon and maybe even Putin. Bannon is reported to have this vision of a purging event; the 'Fourth Turning,' http://time.com/4659390/howe-strauss-steve-bannon/
Even Bannon cannot possibly think war is the way to rebirth America, unless he is actually mad ...But I can see how he and others might consider the fear of such a war very useful.

All this comes at a very interesting time. What's big on-screen now? Super-heroes saving the world from threats, from itself, Game of Thrones presents larger than life people who must and should unite against a greater menace even though their own world is a bit shit, the Star Wars franchise wakes up and is suddenly good again, after those bloody awful prequels. There's good drama too, but we really are seeing a fascinating emergence of what was once geek culture into the mainstream. In theatre we see new immersive forms arising, music seems to be in a deeply uninventive phase ... Cartoon commentary and satire are doing well, one-liners and pithy memes proliferate. There's lots of expression everywhere. Detailed worlds, everyone wants an escape so convincing it feels real. But despite the new and fascinating forms, there is a theme that repeats; Somewhere Not Here. And I should be able to plug into that because I have felt it most of my life, but there is a part of me that thinks escapism is for when life is dull, not for when life is dangerous.Flying away isn't always the answer.


Maybe I should just write and see where it takes me. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.

Pff. Thinking so hard,getting nowhere.Tests show great results, lungs, heart, all fine, but bloodwork indicates allergens,and I still can't breathe. So it's time for an ear, nose and throat specialist.

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mallorys_camera
Feb. 8th, 2017 05:38 pm (UTC)
Do you ever read John LeCarré? One of my favorite fiction authors. Writes beautiful prose and writes about somewhere that is here but the parts you don't see. Not everybody's teacup, of course.

I'm reading a lot more nonfiction than fiction these days.

Edited at 2017-02-08 05:41 pm (UTC)
smokingboot
Feb. 9th, 2017 12:05 pm (UTC)
There is some very good non-fiction out there.

Love LeCarre, but haven't read enough of his work yet.
nyarbaggytep
Feb. 8th, 2017 10:11 pm (UTC)
Hope the ENT appointment is helpful. It's entirely possible that being able to breathe again will help with some of the stuckness. Breath is our first support, and particularly needed when times are dangerous.
smokingboot
Feb. 9th, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I really think there is something in this. Something loosened when I learned that my heart and lungs are all right :-) I at least have rediscovered an old idea that I actually love! So that is an interesting 24 hours... and yes, being able to breathe would be so releasing!
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