We all almost worship actors and the lives they lead, which seem so glamorous, but if you step back a bit and look at it objectively, those lives are ridiculous. Imagine spending your time pretending to be someone else. How foolish that is, what a huge waste of one’s time. It’s almost as if one gives away one’s own life and for what — to pretend. Absurd.
The Romans looked down upon actors, and this attitude persisted right into the Elizabethan Age. Perhaps that negative attitude is more grounded in reality than our mindless worship of actors today.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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