What I find interesting in my spare time
Stories, tales, myths and narratives that provide new perspectives and points of view. I love it. Really. It doesn’t matter if the texts categorises as fiction or fact, as long as I can relate to what is being told. I find that fiction and stories in the form of novels in many cases just as well as academic texts can contribute to important and interesting aspects of life. Because a novel can allow itself to involve aspects that cannot be proven – or even illuminated – scientifically, the potential for conveying *meaning* that corresponds with the experiences of a lived life surpasses that of the scientific text. But at its best, a scientific text can be just as captivating as text of fiction. At its best, both science and philosophy open eyes like nothing else.
There is little that can convey a message like music. A message wrapped in a melody and musical elements, enhances its potential for impact considerably. The musical element contributes something special to the text, and makes it, in a way, larger. There is times when I feel my whole life can be summed up in just a few songs, and these musical pieces contribute some kind of affiliation. There is something in music that has the potential of connecting in a more profound way, that is able bring about emotions that nothing else can. The music doesn’t even have to have lyrics, the soreness in a instrument like a guitar or a violin can – in the right setting – lure out moods that else are hidden hard.
Well, I’ve got a touch of formal education in both literature and music – both of course part of art in their own right – but when it comes to art as paintings or pictorial expressions I am one hundred percent novice. Perhaps it is the lack of formal education that makes this field interesting to me, as I can let my associations take me in the direction of potentially totally irresponsible but still – for me – interesting interpretations. The text is excellent at conveying a history with a linear progression, but a picture gives us the opportunity for considering all the components more or less at the same time. This invites the spectator to make meaning in a totally different and (perhaps) a more holistic way.
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