Sunday, March 18, 2018

Containment strategy - 3.18 #sol18 Story Challenge

Saturday night, I watched a movie. It was about water, love, and how neither can be contained forever. Sunday afternoon, I caught a few minutes of a podcast about a wall that (depending on whom you ask) does and does not exist between the Koreas.

Both texts seem to advocate letting water, in all its literal and metaphorical forms, find its own level. Put another way: Let people figure out their own shapes versus boxing them in.

Such forces of containment are writ large in each text: government, family, media, culture, habit, to name a few. While these exert pressure on me, too, on my mind's periphery lately are boxes I don't -- can't? -- see, implicit biases hemming in my identity for now.

4 comments:

  1. Reminds me of Churchill's thought: "...a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma...". Creative literature, cinema, podcasts & the like do much to contribute to thinking &, ultimately, change. Reading "The Pun Also Rises" causing similar process. !gniripsnI

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  2. So... what you're saying is the Koreas built Shrodinger's wall?

    Isn't it funny how our brains find so many connections between texts that upon first glance don't really have anything at all to do with each other? I like how you moved to make an analogy for the way people should be, compared to water being contained. Our selves are never solid. They take the shape of our current containers.

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  3. Made me contemplate the shape of myself.

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  4. Its like you read mmy mind! You appear too
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    something. I thiink that you can do with a few pics to
    drive the message home a litttle bit, but insterad
    of that, this is great blog. An excellent read.
    I'll certainly be back.

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