For the Sake of

In movies

You lose the quality of the written word

the sweet, sweet literary devices

for the sake of visualization

You lose the narrative capability

for the sake of an actor’s actions

You lose the leisure and digestive qualities

for the sake of “Next scene!”

No time to stop

or you’ll miss something new

no time to ponder on something old

You lose control

for the sake of living in someone else’s rapidly expanding imagination

In novels

You lose the rawness of an action

for the sake of recording the movement

You lose the transformation of emotion

for the sake of the categorization of a feeling

You lose the flow motion

for the sake of a mis-configured reader’s imagination

You lose the purity of a glance

for the sake of qualifying it

Sometimes words can do no justice

for what only motion can

This is why life should not be lived in movies or books

but in the act of living

Movies and books can only be enjoyed

once they have a life to build upon

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3 responses »

  1. This is very accurate. I like to read a book then watch its movie for this reason. I find that I still have to remember to put away the books and movies to just enjoy life for a while. I feel that you have captured the problem that afflicts much of society. Amazing job!

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  2. “I’m in a hurry to get things done, I’m rushing, rushing until life’s no fun”. I agree, we all need to slow way down and enjoy this wonderful life.

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