Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Reflections on the Fundamentals of Life
These notes stem from Jonathan Raban's 'Coasting' and Julian Temple's forthcoming 'The Future is Unwritten' about Joe Strummer.
'Coasting' first made me reflect on what are the essentials of life as Raban sailed around the coast of Britain in a pretty basic vessel, focusing the mind on those essentials.
There's a theme of campfires in the Strummer film I saw last night - communal fire as the hub of happiness and music.
SEX - Reproduction
LOVE - as child
LOVE - as parent
Honey Love (love of life) [Erich Fromm]
[This is a work in progress ]