reply to post by M157yD4wn
That's true, though often the obvious is the hardest to find (well, it is for me anyway) because it can be tooooo simple to be correct.
I like the Budhist saying you used very much. It makes vertain things, such as specualation, quite laughable. I remember an English lesson once,
where I was studying Shakespeare's Sonnet 130. My teacher she said, 'What is it about?' I said 'Well literally it's about Shakespeare's love for
this woman who's this and that blah blah, and, on a deeper level, it is about cliches in poetry.' and she said 'yeah, so what is he actually
writing about?', 'His mistress?' 'no, it's a poem, what is he writing about? POEM.', 'Uh, uh, ooh, uh, quadji, uh...', 'He's writing about
poetry!'. Oh dear was I red.
Anyway, could not our questing for 'the deeper meaning' be symbolic of our fear of death, the ultimate unknown? Because, really, we'll never know
what happens until we're dead, and what's the use of that?
Ah that reminds me of something I forgot to mention in the opening post! In Gran Torino, where the Vietnamese lad tells Clint that he doesn't have
enough money for all the tools, and Clint says that it's taken him a lifetime to get all of his tools. Ultimately what is the point? The kid needs
all the tools but he can't get them, and Clint doesn't need most of them anymore because of his age, so life really amounts to nothing doesn't it?
You get everything and then you die, only to find out what happens after death (if anything) and you'll probably think 'Damn, it's so
Thanks for the post, it was fantastically put. And it's funny, in my life everyone calls Incense 'Joss sticks'. I wonder why...
Ramadwarf on Shakespeare, a life time of acquirement, and M157yD4wn post.