A few years ago I read an interview of a teacher, he was smart and interesting. The last question from the journalist triggered a shift, though. What was bothering him? His answer was a surprise. It was something like:
“What bothers me is that in every class I taught in my career I found the same typology, with very little variations : in every classroom of 15 years old students, you find a sporty, a fat kid, a funny idiot, an angry rebel, an introvert girl, a shy blond, a dreamer, a goth, a nerd. That’s boring!”.
“I empty my head in front of stupid TV”.
How TF do you translate a Style? There’s a witchy case:
Marguerite Duras was a French writer with a very special style. It’s difficult… even to define it! And of course it’s a part of her wizardry.
It’s between spoken language and a modest incantatory style. It’s full of mistakes, like a dyslexic person with strokes of genius. It’s gorgeous, blazing and magic… and completely quirky at the same time.
Therefore when you read Duras you have to let go something, a logical normal way to accept narration. It’s audacious, fascinating, it swallows you in a strange, new rhythm – a words-witch!
I really wonder how people in the USA consider the people of other states…
I wanted to write an article about “mean quotes about women”. Here are some :
Women show up and they cling to you and they destroy you
Beware when you’re caught in a woman’s dreams
What does that mean? That these guys were afraid? Afraid of what? A power? Are men defenseless?
I read a book about ambiguity in architecture, therefore I wanted to write “At once This and That, the pleasure of ambiguity”.
Ambiguity is when you can’t decide if this is something or something else. In buildings : a window, a corridor, stairs, everything can be two things at the same time.
Of course it TELLS something, that some architects want, seek this. They hate minimalism, the obvious “clean” thing. They love what I think is the essence of modernity :
To make something to make people wonder and smile, instead of making people say “Ohhh that’s beautiful”.
Zola about Manet
Of course I love this! Things (and us) can be this AND that, we can juxtapose, rotate, double-fonction, adapt. It’s enrichment, intelligence, faces. A door can decorate. A cook can be a musician. The superfluous is necessary…
Incompleteness gives untranquility.
- Game of desires (I want what I don’t have), I buy it, it kills desire for a moment. A loop and a dodge.
- Incompleteness born from boredom : “what can I do I don’t know what to do something is lacking but what”.
- Media pressure to be rich or famous or happy.
- Desire to be valued by people around, or… the world, and nobody really cares.
- Linked to “lost childhood”, nostalgia from great old days that didn’t even exist.
- Fado, Saudade…
How to adapt? What is adaptation? When is it positive, or negative?
Thanks for reading!