[Homestead] Intolerance, was Christian faith
Bunjov at aol.com
Bunjov at aol.com
Fri Oct 10 21:26:35 EDT 2008
Bev - I never mind you thinking out loud. It often makes the rest of us
think inside our heads until whatever eventually comes out makes some sense!
I regret not being a movie person. My neighbor and best friend, and my own
brother, both make a living (or part of their living) making indeoendent films,
and - in my brother's case - also singing and composing music.
I have trouble, on the one hand - in one level of my brain - recognizing
cinema as an art form. Something tells me if it's not written, or sculpted, or
painted, or cooked from scratch, it ain't art.
The other level of my brain says that if these people, who I dearly love and
admire, consider film to be 'art', that they must be right. I can see a
'still' as being art, but the minute it starts to move, it gets all cartooney in
Dialogue is something else. It can be written - and therefore can be read.
I am sure a lot of this nonsense stems from being allowed to read under the
covers with a flashlight (like the grown-ups didn't KNOW). I spent my
after-school hours at the tiny local library, and the librarian was a little old
lady who was a regular dinner guest.
I swept up every day, just to help out. We had a chart by the front door (of
the library) where 'readers' got a gold star for each book they read, and -
at the end of the week - the 'winners' would get a prize - which I now realize
was just a cheap little gold charm from the neighborhood five-and-dime. But
they were real gold to me. I came away with the enjoyment of the reading
itself, and the praise of the adults, which was priceless then, and probably not
worth much now.
Part of the deliciousness of the written word.
I didn't 'get' the parts of this thread having to do with lesbians or any
other such - will have to go back when I have time and see whassup.
In a message dated 10/10/2008 4:14:22 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
erthnsky at bellsouth.net writes:
Actually, I think she say's "I'm a Lesbian", so I correct that. But
regardless, I think it only takes one party to stand up for another
wherever intolerance rears its head. If there is a conflict, say
between the US and SSCIA(Some Small Country in Africa) maybe Kenya steps
in and says whoa...then perhaps France...then England...until finally
SSCIA and the US start talking again..
> In and Out..too funny...at the end,
> when Kevin Kline(who came out of the closet) is being maligned by Bob
> Newhart, the whole crowd begins to stand up to support him by saying
> something like Well, I'm Howard's mother, and I'm Gay...(said by Debbie
> Reynolds of all people)....it's a great movie if you haven't seen
> it..Tom Selleck is a scene stealer.
> I dunno...just thinking out loud....
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