Thursday, July 05, 2007

barking up the wrong tree?

i realise that the poem below might be a case of stable doors and bolted horses and yet....
there are many reasons that i like it. Poetry and song lyric as a result, have long been my thing and i like meaning.
i found that poem entirely by accident and it really appealled to me. i actually tutored some of my class mates on poetry for A level English using that poem as an example.

imagine our surprise when it was on the exam.... we'll come to the pyschics in my family later.

do i come across as being completely Pollyanna and also head in the clouds and Mills & Boon-ish if is say that i believe that Hope is one of the most powerful things in the world when it comes to humans?

there's a Hal Hartley film where the same premise plays out over and over in different places with different couples and at the risk of sounding vomitously pop pyschological, it has always resonated with me.
because what the halves of couples are looking for from the other one is so simple:
tell me if there's a future for us.
you don't have to know what it is, you just have to know that it's there.

then again, in Terminator 2, John Connor says to the Terminator who's now going to save him, something to the effect of 'we're not going to make it, are we? Humans, i mean'.
to which the robot response is 'no. it's in your nature to destroy yourselves'.

and that makes a lot of sense to me too.

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