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December 2009 Blog Posts (4)

THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE vs. GRAN TORINO

Saturday, December 12, 2009

"THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE:" A Reflection

“The Education of Little Tree” (1976) is one of the most notorious of the faux Indian identity books but I had not read the book (still haven’t) and just saw the movie last night. The movie the night before was “Gran Torino” about a cranky old white man who hates minorities. I had not understood the connection between the two when I started reflecting on them in my attempts to get a good grip on the psychological… Continue

Added by Mary Scriver (Prairie Mary) on December 12, 2009 at 4:52pm — No Comments

ZOMBIE GRIEFERS

Thursday, December 10, 2009

ZOMBIE GRIEFERS

The most horrible thing is not death -- it’s being stuck between life and death, not being able to die and not being able to get better. People in this situation are called zombies. The American culture likes zombies because they make money. Just in the movies alone they are box office gold, although not quite as good as vampires who are also stuck between states.



Also, real people who are only partly dead lie in beds with a lot… Continue

Added by Mary Scriver (Prairie Mary) on December 10, 2009 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

HYPNOGOGIC SNOW

The blizzard started, as forecasted, just about suppertime last night and is roaring today. It roared all night. Now the world is submarine and somehow subconscious, altered and blurred as in a dream. When I woke up the second time, I spent a long time slipping back and forth into and out of a hypnogogic state. The forecast for Wednesday is forty below, unreal. I haven’t finished winterizing.



The hypnogogic state is when you’re halfway between dreams and consciousness, in a sort of… Continue

Added by Mary Scriver (Prairie Mary) on December 6, 2009 at 1:28am — No Comments

I AM VESTA

Instead of using fancy philosophers to peg my two forces, described in my fav Flaubert quote which I keep above the computer (“Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.”), since I’ve never made a serious study of philosophers (don’t have the head for it) and since I’m moving around in the work of Hillman and Moore, I’ll say I’m working on Vesta “versus” Pan (the Cinematheque boys) and Dionysis/Hermes which I’ll assign to Barrus. This is using… Continue

Added by Mary Scriver (Prairie Mary) on December 6, 2009 at 1:25am — No Comments

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