Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Getting Snowed

I guess the whole snow thing is ultimately about priorities or preferences.  Some people have to have the sun shining all the time, others are perfectly fine with bundling up or putting on a fire and staying in.  Here in Virginia lately it has been all about hanging out inside, reading a book (I just read a biography that was so poorly written that I lost interest in the subject of the biography... the guy kept writing, "as previously mentioned..."), watching bad TV, shooting some darts... all good things.  So do I miss California where the sun shines all the time (a myth)? Absolutely not!!  The wife and I are enjoying the seasons.  Makes us think that God and Roger McGuinn got it right when they wrote "to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven." 

Making sure people get the information they need is more important than someone getting information that is useless to them.  A priorities issue again.  If you can keep harm and unpleasantness away from many, is it worth a slight bother to a few?  Abso-friggin-lutely!!!  Yet some prefer to or are at least willing to sacrifice doing the right thing in order to appease those few. 

What do the above two paragraphs have to do with each other?  Well, I think they are both to the topic of the posting.  "Getting Snowed" is a phrase that infers someone is getting fed false information, given bad advise or in some way deceived.  Weather that alters your normal path can be perceived as something bad but in reality it is a chance to look at life from a different angle.  In the case of sharing information we can't let ourselves "get snowed" by those that think controling the information is more important than the content.

Thanks for listening.  I promise to be a bit more coherent next time.


1 comment:

arturo said...

Hi Rob, just to let you know I am enjoying your posts and all the silent film stuff you are so kind to post (and boy, where you so lucky to get that eBay stash!) I've been a filmmaker all of my life since I was 15, I am also a good friend of Albert Maysles whom I met in the 70's when I won a Golden Hugo for one of my films.
Anyway, just fun to find someone interested in the old celuloid (I am a big fan of Henri Langlois and his heroic and misunderstood efforts to save a great part of film history)and I appreciate that you are doing your part.