Textículo (*) s. m., texto ridículo; texto pequeno. (* não existe no dicionário)
3.12.09

Kurt Vonnegut, à uns anos numa palestra sobre escrita, vida e tudo o resto disse : “People have been hearing fantastic stories since time began. The problem is, they think life is supposed to be like the stories."

 

Cinderella story

 

People LOVE that story! This story arc has been written a thousand times in a thousand tales. And because of it, people think their lives are supposed to be like this. Now let's look at another popular story arc: the disaster.

 

disaster story

 

People LOVE that story! This story arc has been written a thousand times in a thousand tales. And because of it, people think their lives are supposed to be like this, but the problem is, life is really like this..."

 

real life

 

"Our lives drifts along with normal things happening. Some ups, some downs, but nothing to go down in history about. Nothing so fantastic or terrible that it'll be told for a thousand years. But because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to be filled with huge ups and downs! So people pretend there is drama where there is none. That's why people invent fights. That's why we're drawn to sports. That's why we act like everything that happens to us is such a big deal and revolves around us. We're trying to make our life into a fairy tale."

 

 

link do post texticulos, às 16:00  (2) | comentar

24.7.09

 

 

A artista Alida Rosie Sayer leu o livro de ficção científica "Matadouro 5" de Kurt Vonnegut e inspirou-se na concepção de tempo dos extra-terrestres do livro, em que estes visualizavam o tempo no passado, presente e futuro ao mesmo tempo.

 

"Conheci" Vonnegut através dum outro livro "Barba-Azul", uma auto-biografia do pintor Expressionista-abstracto Sarkis Karabekian, que me agarrou logo no primeiro parágrafo com "(...) eu prometi-lhes uma auto-biografia, mas algo não correu bem na cozinha." E descobri um conjunto de personagens que como nós deambulam pela ironia e o absurdo em que se pode transformar as nossas vidas. Este ousado escritor merece ser lido .

 

"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand"
-Kurt Vonnegut

link do post texticulos, às 16:04  (1) | comentar