Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A new adventure

A new adventure begins.
Yet, there is no full break from the past.

I've often mused how each episode of life is like a life of its own. Yet they all remain connected somehow. From a background in theater, I've sometimes contemplated the trajectory of characters in a show. Ideally, the brief span of time on stage presents a transformation of each character, a movement from start point to end point.

In reality, however, this is not always the case. Some remain caricatures, hollow cartoon figures, stylized presentations of a single or a few characteristics, rather than an animated whole. I guess real life is like that as well. At least, we sometimes see others in this way. The trick I believe is most of all not to see ourselves that way. And once we've a handle on our own complexity, we can work toward recognizing it in others.

Perhaps each episode in life is not so much a life of its own, but rather a stageplay, presenting one scene from the milieu of life, one abstraction from the complexity, a magnifying glass held to observe the details. Only when we step back do we see the greater picture.

Welcome, friends, to my new blog.


BrightStar said...

hi. :)

ArticulateDad said...

Welcome, B*. It's good to have you here.

Propter Doc said...

Hello! I finally figured out the link was in your profile - duh! Not the sharpest tool in the box today. Glad you're back blogging!

ArticulateDad said...

Hi Propter Doc,

Yeah... I figured since most of my current readers are PhDs, you'd all figure it out in good time. ;)

zubrav said...

Hi articulatedad!
I have missed you and am glad your'e back. I assume I have not been the only one to google "OFI/OFO" ;-)

Best wishes for your presentation!