Neither Circe Berman nor Sydney Fife

19 Mar

Artist and good friend Henry Rollins stated brilliantly, “I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.”

I think I’ve done a fairly good job at distinguishing myself from most people, so much so that I find myself in a very small world.  Not that I mind having the most dear and loyal friends, but I’ve always wanted to give back in some way, to expand my impact beyond my small circle of friends and family.  To do this, it’s time to mold myself into something different.  It’s time for a reinvention.

Because I don’t have someone like Circe Berman or Sydney Fife* around to manipulate my stone, this blog will act as my engineer, my sounding board, my psychotherapist.  I, in turn, will cut her (could be a him in the coming months . . . or a herm) stone and create the look and feel and tone of this settlement, which I hope will expand into a colony and then something much bigger.  It is my wish that she constantly change and grow, some times adapting, other times forcing others to adapt, but mostly just being.

The result I hope will be totally meta.  Its creation will be the thing.

This is the first posting.

*Circe Berman and Sydney Fife are characters in the Kurt Vonnegut novel “Bluebeard” and the movie “I Love You, Man,” respectively.  Each in their own way, Circe and Sydney help the protagonists become the best versions of themselves.

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