Life leads the thoughtful man on a path of many windings.
Now the course is checked, now it runs straight again.
Here winged thoughts may pour freely forth in words.
There the heavy burden of knowledge must be shut away in silence.
But when two people are at one in their inmost hearts,
They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts,
Their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.
Eccentric doesn’t bother me. “Eccentric” being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn’t follow the lines – that’s okay.
I think what eccentricity can represent in terms of the fear it engenders is a challenge to what is already considered right or good by people who have invested a certain amount into their life and livelihood that is not eccentric, but centric.
If there’s a challenge to that, that can make people concerned that either what is considered a safe way of living or a good way of living may be pulled out from under them. I can understand that.
That’s why countercultural film movements are important since it’s lacking in the culture right now.
There’s an idea that there’s value to an alternate point of view, but everything that’s presented in the media is procultural, and it makes people nervous when there hasn’t been a true discussion of alternate points of view. There’s no general discussion in the media.
There are always coincidences: always what turns up. There is a pattern because there is the ability to see patterns. It is through seeing this ability that we create our way through the maze.