ENGLISH 5— 4/6/15
Thank you for an energized meeting this morning. Coming back to definitions and the importance thereof, what in your life do you feel needs more defining. How do you plan on building and expanding this definition? How do you define yourself at this moment in your life? Like I said, definitions are always a facet to our reality that I’ve found provocative and intriguingly variable. Sticking to a definition in an argument only compliments its declarative nature and authority. So, then back to you, how do you define YOURSELF (rather than society and what’s out there being marketed telling you how to self-define).
What did you walk away with this morning? If nothing, then: Back to the book title, is everything really an argument? Also, please value the idea, your idea or ideas, from which an argument burgeons.
The Lupe song I played today… What else did you hear in his words, aside from the expected prompt of definition and ‘what could he be defining?’ What did you hear, see, feel in his work? And again, through poetry! Art, especially the literary arts, and even more especially poetry, can demonstrate ferocious and entrapping argumentative qualities.
Feel free to type what you wrote in this morning’s freewrite, below…
I’m looking forward to a day of sun— going for a run, disregarding the obligations trailing me, which is more than a ton. Today I focus on re-defining my aims, visions, collective Story. YOU?
Before getting into Kerouac, and even before researching him, think about how much of a difference there may or may not be between fiction and non, again. Like with Hunter, Kerouac feeds on the Now, and is always looking for new understanding— of Life, himself, the people around him, what he’s writing, where he’s going.. all of it. He’s one who needs the journey and the Newness in order to live, write, see, sense.
Enjoy your weekend, and today’s beaming envelopment, and I will see you all Monday!
Yours— Loyally— Always—