21 January 2009

I Know I Sound Like I’m On Drugs – Listen to Me When I Say. . .

Current Mood: Uncomfortable

I hope that you don’t die --Because that would really suck a lot
And I should write a book about the biggest scam there was in love
Title it the “Book of Us”-- We could split the movie rights
Nooooooooooo! I’m keeping the movie rights
~ “Not a Love Song” by Bowling for Soup

So, an interesting request was asked of me today. ‘Angel’ asked me to provide several descriptive words that my friends would use to describe me. I truly didn’t know how my friends would describe me; so I decided to ask them. In order of responses, here are the results:


I provided ‘Angel’ with this information. It was like putting the words into a combine, because he rapidly responded with the following:

“So a bit of an idealistic perfectionist who keeps her cards close to her chest and then acts probably in a calculated way but out the blue”

I then went back to each friend who had responded and provided them with this summation. Based on additional feedback, the analysis would appear to be quite accurate. It was noted by more than one person, however, that I must have reasonably intelligent friends because some of those words may have to be looked up in a dictionary for complete comprehension. I will save the mystery and word hunt for those of you who care – but, I do have to share the definition of Quixotic that was provided by ‘Scone Chef’:

– “Quixotism is usually related to "over-idealism", meaning an idealism that doesn't take consequence or absurdity into account. It is also related to naïve romanticism and to utopianism and the word derives from Don Quixote, Man of la Mancha . . . and it is an absolute KILLER scrabble word” –

I love the Don Quixote story. Granted, it is about a senile old man who hallucinates, falls in love with much younger women, and hangs out with a guy named Sancho Panza. It is also one of the greatest literary works of all time, completely changing the world of fiction forever. I have read it – in Spanish (and then again in English). I have also seen a film version. I know there are a thousand allegorical and social commentaries within the novel; but I just like the basic premise of the story. It’s similar to my endearment toward Alice in Wonderland and Gulliver’s Travels. I don’t want to think about the underlying political/religious/ social meaning behind the words and characters. I just enjoy the imagery. And in the end, all books are about one thing, the search for the Holy Grail -- maybe not the Christian interpretation of the Holy Grail – but the quest for being a part of something greater than ourselves. And there is absolutely NOTHING shameful in that.

PUBLIC NOTE: Before I go I would like to take an informal poll if I may. Which is quoted more often: The Princess Bride OR Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail? I heard a pretty controversial statement today which prompted me to seek public opinion.

Your morning text messages make me smile. Thank you.

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.