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."
Allen Ginsberg

Cocktail Hour
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
Happy Thursday!

10 comments:

Rafa said...

hi..
im portuguese so if i if I write any mistake sorry..
i like that sentence.. the last..
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bye

Rafa said...

hi..
im portuguese so if i write bad something, sorry..
i liked that sentence..
the last one..
if you want pass by my blog
bye

Charles Gramlich said...

I sort of wanted to see that movie but haven't gotten around to it. It definitely sounded very strange.

Rick said...

Interesting part of your question is whether or not we have prescience "if we are alert." It's so similar to the concept of "mindful awareness" that I wonder if what you're asking about is possible.

the walking man said...

If we write our future in our present then I am dead and have been for about 40 years.

Anonymous said...

They have Voodoo in Haiti.--Jerry Fallwell

Dave said...

do we have prescience over that which is about to happen if we are alert?

Huh? What? ZZZZZZZZZzzzzz....

priscilla said...

The things that come out of that man's mouth should not surprise anyone at this point.

We watched Sin City just a few days before Brittany Murphy died...while not the same as Dead Girl, it still felt rather creepy.

Whitenoise said...

Much of our information processing happens on a subconcious level. That part of our brain notices trends, follows the moving average. It's there as hunches and premonitions but our concious minds are never sure where it comes from.

And about your re-titling, well, you've got the beautiful part down. ;-)

Lana Gramlich said...

FYI, I'm totally with you on the cocktail hour bit.

"If we create it, I'm writing a story titled 'The Rich Beautiful Girl With No Worries Who Will Live Forever.'"
*ROFL*