Paying attention to my writing, reviewing it, is essential to identifying a misplaced emphasis.
A judgment of a person based on a cultural understanding may assume things about that person, but it may be not open to the uniqueness of the person’s individual experience. Check things off the list of things that person may or may mot be.
The individual should be understood carefully as an individual. Knowing the uniqueness of each individual and human experience does not use select pieces of information to assess or judge a person but is open to understanding everyone’s journey. As a writer, this can form the basis of knowing intimately a character, perhaps uncomfortably so, and even then the writer is only representing the character and does not know everything about it.
In life, everyone knows their own journey and the load they must carry even if no one else really does know everything about it. But I believe we can try to know and carry each other’s burdens as much as sensibly possible. And even if no one does know, I believe God does know best anyhow, who can be a great friend in truly knowing us, when we are in good times or bad.
To say time is of the essence is a cliché that gets used over and over again, but having thought about it, it is something coming true in my life. In relating time management to what I do with movies, I was considering watching a number of different films, but realized that I only have a certain amount of time on earth, maybe twenty, thirty, forty years or so more, so I reckoned that it’s best to watch those films that won’t waste my time and I can write about with some meaning. I trusted the movies would not be time wasters and that I could cover a century of film (or whatever) by choosing what mattered, without crossing some of my no-go areas. Problem is that some of the films that are worth it, and may be no-go areas, are actually the ones worth seeing for their social worth.
I wrote twenty-two film reviews for Anglican Taonga online during the 2013-2014 year, that covered films released on DVD during that period, apart from one. Some of those are still posted on their website here. Others have been taken down it seems and don’t even appear on a Google search. Online publishing can be like that, here one day, gone another,
The writer and the artist are names that can be used interchangeably, in terms of function– the purpose is to create using kinds of media and materials–and in style–to ‘stylize’ and place, for an effect, which can include journalism, in terms of how elements of art are embedded in journalism, such as flow.