Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Governing Dynamic


Last night's post was really just for me, a couple of links that helped me establish what needed to be in the book I'm editing. Tonight, you get a video that's not a video but handy because it's got Synchronicity I followed immediately by Synchronicity II and that's an excellent way to listen to the two songs. 

I recently watched a movie about Jung and Freud with Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen in it. Keira Knightley was there, too, and the film wasn't all that good. Directed by David Cronenberg, too. Disappointing, really. It did bring me back to Jung, though, and his ideas about the collective unconscious and synchronicity and how Joseph Campbell related all that to mythic storytelling. 

It's amazing how much the novel had so many elements to it in the Zero Draft that I get to keep expanding upon, detailing things that - for me, at least - delineate the story. There's a definite mash up of the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics and synchronicity. I didn't know what I had until I put some distance between the writing and the editing. I was definitely in a Zone when I was writing because everything I need to tell a good story was already there. I'm just making it better.

So this post is dropped here because it means something to the novel. As a bonus, you get to enjoy music that's smarter than you are old enough to buy its own beer.