Old Mr. Still Struggling with Ceaseless Chaos
|Occupation||Clarke d'Archives; at a law firm.|
|Location||City: Let's call it "Fingiswold"...., California Franciscensis, United States|
I only wish I could, like Beowulf, say:
"Hwæt! þu worn fela, | wine min Unferð,
beore druncen | ymb Brecan spræce,
sægdest from his siðe. | Soð ic talige,
þæt ic merestrengo | maran ahte,
earfeþo on yþum, | ðonne ænig oþer man."
"Ah, you've said quite a bit, my dear Unferth,
drunken with your beer, about Breca,
and laid out his triumph! But I say sooth,
that I owned much more sea-strength,
suffering the waves, than any other man!"
Yet I cannot!
Perhaps, like Epictetus, I may say, of the world and its evils,
"What is that to me? Is it within my control or a matter outside of it? If it is not within my control - and the only thing that is within my control IS my Will - then I shall not fret over it at all, but accept it and apply myself to it as best I may."
For the truth is - these evils are normal, they are natural, they are not (in the end) evil at all, just - consequent; and matters of indifference.
|Interests||Some high-minded, some self-indulgent (sadly but truthfully), but a regard for elusive Truth and for Human Decency are among the better ones.|
|Favorite Movies||Favorite movies? Quite a few. Oh, quite a few. The Seven Samurai. Ben-Hur. Spartacus. Napoleon Dynamite. Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Casablanca. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly. The Mysterians. That Obscure Object of Desire. For a Fistful of Dollars. A Bridge Too Far. A New Hope. The Emperor's New Groove. The Secret of NIMH. Godzilla tai Biollante. Ghostbusters. Henry V (Olivier's). Macbeth (Polanski's). The Music Man. 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea. Batman (1989). The Thirteenth Warrior. The Avengers. High Noon. Lost in Translation. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1959). Ed Wood. War of the Worlds (1953).|
|Favorite Music||Favorite music? Classical! Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Corelli, Handel, Brahms, et ceteri huius modi. And 20th Cent. odds and ends - Bartok, Hindemith, Schönberg, Berg.... 50's Pop. Hollywood epic soundtracks. Johnny Cash.|
|Favorite Books||Favorite book? In what regard? Why, for consolation, M. Aurelius Antoninus's "Meditations". Why, in fiction, "The Worm Ouroboros" (by E. R. Eddison), of course. (Isn't it everyone's?)|
The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?
"How would you live your life as a frog?" What an appropriate 'random question'. I do live it somewhat like a Toad - a Three-Eyed Toad! The mud? Discontent. It's squishy and fluid but my job is to let it dry up and just blow away in the wind....