Friday, February 15, 2008

Correct Strange: Advice

In early learning of the rules of form, the inclination is to give into correctness. There is comfort in this, don't you agree? The comfort of the form allows us to avoid the gaze of the strange. This strange otherness, that which exists outside the correctness of form is dangerous and, in falling, we become a danger to ourselves and the fragile mirage that we depend on for our absolute hereness.
Sometimes a strategey for defying the stultifying effect of correctness is to give into silliness. Perhaps you accidentally say "cunt" on national Television, if you are fortunate enough to have access to it.
In any act of criticism there is at least a grain of truth. Self-deprecation and a sense of humour can sometimes go a long way to lessening the pain of perceived short-coming.

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