Friday, 11 February 2011

I Did Steer Toward This Remedy, Whereupon We Are Now Present Here Together.

What is it that would make everything OK? What is it that is wrong? How can a change in the way things are become anything but - seemingly created over and over - the way things are? Consciousness detects reality, and reality can be interpreted infinitely. Conversely, consciousness is reality, and needs no interpretation...although there is no stopping the interpreting. Grief, discomfort, pain and fear, the feelings that are judged bad for the survival of the body and the continuation of the mind, need not be anything but what they are: twingling nerve endings that require no remedy. "What is" may seem to suck, but suckiness isn't necessarily to be avoided.

All these currents and eddies in the dreams and stories of unfolding life are as of nothing at all. Each revelatory solution to the problem of existence begets another quandary...yet the problems needing solved are also what is; there is nothing wrong with what is. However important or urgent the circumstances of life are, these circumstances are as of nothing at all. There truly is no one that needs things to be anything other than what they are . Those thoughts and feelings of emptiness and unfulfillment just the noise and flurry of the moment. Creation manifests nearly infinitely, and infinity needs each and every perfect existent manifestation to be its perfect self.

The clip today is a tender scene from The Birdcage, which has so many genius moments it warrants watching over and over. I would have loved to post the sequence where Armand (Robin Williams) desperately tries to detain Albert (Nathan Lane) from going back to their apartment, which is having a "straight" makeover to please the conservative parents of Armand's son Val's fiance (Calista Flockhart in a pre-Ally McBeal role). However, this scene, where Armand finally reveals the depth of his feelings for Albert, is remarkable for both its intensity and restraint. The unfolding story can be really, really lovely.

7 comments:

Brenda said...

I was thinking about you today and here you are talking about intensity and restraint and how lovely the story can be and I agree.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Brenda. Restrained intensity, intense restraint...interesting story.

Ged said...

Hooray. Hooray. Listening to your interviews, the laid back wisdom, the clarity, I see how I have been in conflict with my own story or at least I see the conflict apparent there as an inevitable part of the narrative, but now there is a feeling of relief, as though I can enjoy the story, as though I've been given a permission I hadn't allowed myself. Hooray.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Ged, YAY!!!! Now get out there and (apparently) live your life. Oh wait. That's what you've been doing all along!

Ged said...

Hooray.

Ged said...

Everything's unfolding effortlessly.

ynoT said...

May you some day write a book....or an e-book....or just keep the insghtful blogs coming!