“Oh my God! I can’t believe it! Did he look like he does on TV? How tall? He probably thought you were cute!”—My mother, upon hearing that I had made awkward eye contact with James Franco on the street.
Something came to mind tonight, and in an attempt to explore my own thoughts, I’ll flush it out here. Let’s see how this goes:
The word mythology. Myth. I’ve seen it used to describe a folk tale, or an ancient religion, sure. But I saw it recently used as “falsehood”, or something that is mistaken. My question is, since when? Myths are a big part of every culture, and say this word is synonymous to something that is untrue is almost an insult. These stories about gods and goddesses explained the earth, our presence, and defined who we are as a race of humans. They are true because they were real to these ancient people, and there is a reason why there is evidence of them today and we still talk about them.
Of course, this is only about ancient mythology, which may or may not be linked to religion…yeah, I just thought of that. I’m thinking about a folklore minor. Can I do that? I should check with…someone.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of movie scores, and while I do generally like those more than just a classical composition (I guess it’s just the pretentiousness of it all), I stumbled upon Chaz Knapp’s compositions, and I have to say, I really love what I’ve heard. They remind me of those moments right before the sun rises and you kind of realize that there’s isn’t just day and night, there is no line, they blend into one another. Haha — all that coming from the girl who said classical music is pretentious.
Anyway, here’s Chaz Knapp’s “Les Navires Perdus dans l’Obscurité” (“The Ships Lost in the Darkness”.Can you believe I figured that shit out by myself? Fuck you, French, you ain’t got shit on me!) Also, check out “Delicate Goodbye”, it’s beautiful.