I love words and those who use them well. I suppose that I am most comfortable in the abstract world of ideas It's probably why I love books, film, and systematic theology so much. Since I stopped writing for blogcritcs and metal underground I've not written a great deal. This blog is mainly thinking out loud or posting stuff that is of interest (to me, at least).
Right now I'm in the middle of re-reading No Country For Old Men. Cormac McCarthy is amazing as this small excerpt illustrates:
"People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they dont deserve but seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things. I dont recall that I ever give the good Lord all that much cause to smile on me. But he did."
Some books are like old friends that I like to visit again every now and then. The Dune saga is one of those. I will even watch the David Lynch/Alan Smithee film adaptation on occasion even though it is an incoherent mess. I will also admit to a fondness for the 2000 Sci-Fi mini-series adaptation although in my opinion, the 2003 sequel, Children of Dune, which distilled Dune Messiah and Children of Dune into a single entity was a better film. I often wonder what an Alejandro Jodorowsky Dune would have looked like.
"I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."