“Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.” E.M.Forster – Howard’s End
This idea has always resonated strongly with me; connecting the rational and the emotional, the intellectual and the visceral aspects of our nature, of our humanity. That’s where we can discover true joy and fulfilment, and indeed where I believe human beings have an infinite creative capacity, if only we dare to explore it.
I hope this blog can become a series of comments, thoughts, musings, rants and tangents about things that connect the prose and the passion, that make me (and I hope you) truly feel something, that evoke and provoke a response.
Many communications seem designed to elicit an immediate response: ‘shut up and LISTEN to how shit we think the world is. Now agree with us’ ; ignoring the reader / listener / viewer’s capacity for making a balanced judgement.
Don’t be afraid of subjectivity. A personal reaction, informed and influenced by your unique experiences is the most honest, and likely the most genuine. This blog will be a series of personal connections with the media, marketing, films and TV, music, books, whatever. Some will be lengthier, more considered ideas or reviews. Others will be shorter, more immediate reactions and comments. I’m aiming to post maybe 2-3 times a week.