It’s all in my head

It’s been just about a week since I last wrote anything here. It’s not that my brain hasn’t been busy, busy, busy – it has, always is, as evidenced by the bags and dark circles under my eyes (should that be semi-circles under my eyes?)

I’ve had some fascinating conversations with myself or rather, myself and assorted imaginary people and real people who weren’t actually really involved in the conversation. You know what I mean, right? It’s all happening in my head.

I’ve said it a million times I’d rather talk than type but I suspect there are many people, like me, who hate people talking at them and they have no opportunity to react or interact.

I used to hate ebooks but I’ve gotten to appreciate them very much plus I can’t get to the library easily so ebooks it is BUT I will NEVER EVER use an audiobook. This I can promise you, you can take that to the bank!

I know, I know – never say never  (again, again ’cause here I am in love again – yes, everything is a song.) But I’m pretty damn sure on the audiobook thing.

My last post I was bitchin’ about the weather, the next day it turned gorgeous and then last Friday it turned ugly and stayed ugly right up until this morning. Right now it is downright gorgeous – 80º, 45% humidity, 10mph breezes, sunny, blue skies, fluffy clouds – PERFECTION! It should always be thus – Heaven (and, yes that’s another song).

A fascinating conversation I had last night (instead of sleeping) was a discussion with someone, don’t know who, about Ibsen. I’ve always wanted to direct “Hedda Gabler” because, to my mind, everyone gets poor old Hedda all wrong. Whereas “A Doll’s House” irks me because Ibsen is so busy making his point that he leaves holes in the plot so huge you could fly a 747 through them.

The conversation continues, on my side, that Ibsen actually only had one point and he made it over and over and over again. One plot, one story told time again. Which of course reminded me of that wonderful quote (so I said to this nameless, faceless person I was talking to) by Elizabeth Strout from “My Name is Lucy Barton” – “You will have only one story. You’ll write your one story many ways. Don’t ever worry about story. You have only one

At that point I think I got out of bed and so endeth that particular conversation. (Endeth – love that word – got it from church – “and here endeth today’s lesson” said after the Bible readings, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. In case you were wondering, or maybe you weren’t.)

I’ve written numerous posts this past week, mentally. Once a post gets written, mentally, I’m done with it. Myself thinks, “Well, I covered that topic, no point in writing it down”. So I don’t.

Had another ‘conversation’ this morning on a topic that I was going to write about but it needed some research and now I don’t think I care any longer. (I started to write anymore, then wondered about anymore vs any more, the differences are rather obvious once my memory was prodded but I decided to go with any longer.)

And this is how my brain works. It is so not easy being green.

15 thoughts on “It’s all in my head

    1. I could have said “…you could drive a Mack truck through them” I’m old, I think a 747 is a BIG plane, now there are airbuses. I’ve used that comparison often when talking about “A Doll’s House” and yes, it’s an old rant of mine LOL We all have odd associations that come from who knows where. Like when I refer to something as being very loud I’ll say “they heard that in Cleveland” What the hell is that about???

      BTW – Loved your lizard. Did you know there is a part of the human brain often called the “lizard brain”? It refers to the amygdala – the part of the brain that processes emotions. We know more than we think we know…

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      1. Also I just watched “who’s afraid of Virginia woolf” for the first time and found myself wondering what you think of it. B says it’s this passionate love affair story with nuances but initially I just saw some bitter drunks. I wondered if you had an opinion. Liz Taylor was a hell of an actress, I will say that much.

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        1. Whoa you are really going to make me reach deep into long term memory. I read the play decades ago. I saw the movie you refer to decades ago. I am familiar with only two of Albee’s play – ‘Virginia Woolf’ and “A Delicate Balance” – we did A Delicate balance in acting class, I was assigned Claire, the sarcastic alcoholic sister…good meaty part actually. There are a lot of alcoholics in his plays because that’s part and parcel of that era that he was writing about – 1950’s-ish middle class WASP America. It is not about alcoholics, it is about the American ‘family’, marriage, societal expectations and the consequent disappointments. Yes, George and Martha were once in love and their expectations and disappointments led them to become the people you see…Albee wrote several plays along these lines, such as “A Delicate Balance” which is more disturbing.

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          1. I knew you would have an opinion 💗💕. I remembered that you had been involved in acting as well. I enjoyed Woolf even though I struggled with understanding my partner’s viewpoint, and also because of some rather weird aspects of the play/movie and probably also the darkness to which I can relate. Now, of course, I am going to have to wikipedia and track down A Delicate Balance and check that one out.

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            1. I found A Delicate Balance rather weird truth to tell. I had seen the movie and of course I wanted the female lead, the Hepburn part but really “Claire” was a good part for me. And yes, Elizabeth Taylor was one hell of a good actor – she did very well in Tennessee Williams plays/movies – I don’t know if the two of them had any kind of personal relationship but I think they must have been very sympatico which is why she was so brilliant in his works. I think, aside from Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams is the most brilliant playwright ever .

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              1. Well then. I will also be researching this Tennesee Williams. I am glad that if B was going to send me down this rabbit hole of being interested in old school Hollywood and plays of that era, I have you in my corner to serve as travel guide 😉

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                1. Oh my word hunny-bunny – Williams is so very very brilliant. We did a lot of him in acting class because he makes it so easy for the actor – you never have to think about an accent, he wrote Southern characters, because it’s just there in the words. You can ‘do’ Williams with little or no technique, just read his words. You’ve heard of “A Streetcar Named Desire”, no? I’ve depended on the kindness of strangers. If you want to see Liz doing great stuff with T. Williams, check out “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or “Suddenly, Last Summer” – Amazing stuff.

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                  1. Omg, I just read the wiki for Streetcar and it made me angry and made me hate straight men from the 1930’s and 40’s. Your correct – any playwright who can elicit such an emotional reaction from me is brilliant. Heh. It’s time for me to take a walk outside now.

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