Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Dead Girl
Last night, I watched a dvd called The Dead Girl. I knew nothing about it, just thought it looked interesting. Well, it was. Great movie, but on a creepy note, the late Brittany Murphy played the title character, said dead girl. Just a couple of years before she died, she was on her way to death in film. And for me this type of coincidence always begs the question -- do we have prescience over that which is about to happen if we are alert? Do we tune into reality or create it as every self-help guru would have us believe? If we create it, I'm writing a story titled "The Rich Beautiful Girl With No Worries Who Will Live Forever."
But I don't write those stories. Hell, I can't even bring myself to read one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. (This is no judgement -- the guy who wrote them was persistent in his desire to get published and I have no doubt they help lots of people.) Even so, I do believe in what people sometimes refer to as the power of the word. They have powers, words. Powers to heal and to wound. Some of the dumbest shit I have done has been in response to a nasty comment someone made. And guess what -- all the bad stuff was self-inflicted. Always looking out for number one, I suppose.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."
Okay -- let's all try to not worry or get inordinately pissed off about Pat Robertson's remarks about Haiti's deal with the devil (the gong show should have pulled him off a LONG time ago) and do what we can to help.
Benedictions and Maledictions