Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters

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The maidens had other plans for the two knights. They'd give them potions. Make them see dreams and lights.

Today was pretty relaxing. I didn't do all that much during the day, except start cross-training, and I kicked back and got some rest in. It was important to melt away some of my school stress and I accomplished that. Go me.

More interesting were the evening and the night. During the evening I talked to my source in the PI psychology department and I might be able to get an internship there over the summer. That would add a decent amount of work to my load, and that's something to consider, but it would help me a lot in terms of getting my feet wet in psych research and starting to build a resume. It might be a paid position too so I could earn like $140 a week which wouldn't be great but couldn't hurt. Anyway I hope I at least get a shot at it. I could use some work experience.

Also my mother and I went to see the Arthur Miller play "The Man Who Had All The Luck." It was excellent. The only really known star was Chris O'Donnel and he was quite good (Yes this is the same man who introduced nipples to the role of Robin in no less than two films. And who stunk up the theatre so badly with "The Bachelor" that Tom Green complained about the poor quality of the film. He was good in this) but there were a bunch of people who had done some TV work and were recognizable. Not that that really matters, but I like seeing actors whose work I know at least a little. It somehow allows me to focus on the character and not the actor portraying them.

Anyway the play was about luck and virtue and a man's mastry over his own life. That's right, a MAN'S mastery over HIS own life. This play was written in the grand old days of Arthur Miller's youth before feminism made it so that every play had to include chicks as fully fleshed out and essential characters. The play is about a man's place in the world and how he carves it out for himself and although women do figure into the equation they are objects rather than subjects in it. The only female in the play (besides the senile Aunt) is the main character's wife and while she has a fairly big part she is also shunted off stage most of the time when the men need to have a serious discussion. She does betray him, but she's not held responsible for her actions because, after all, she's just a woman.

You know...whatever you want to say about those old rules of relationships they sure were better for the guys. Men were able to find a wife and be fairly certain of a lifelong mutual commitment as well as having their domestic sphere cared for. There was none of this gender competition and much less of the jadedness that pervades relationships these days. I really was born in the wrong era in terms of romance etc... 50 years too late.

Anyway there was some other interesting stuff in the play about themes like parenthood and the holocaust and balance/luck, but I'll leave you to discover the play for yourselves unless you WANT my literary analysis of it.

P.S. Smelenelle evily got me thinking about writing again and I have an idea which I almost certainly won't carry through with but that won't go away. I don't have time to engage in idle feats of fantasy right now. God damn writing bug...I thought I killed you long ago.
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