“That which is repeated has been, otherwise it could not be repeated, but the very fact that it has been makes the repetition into something new,” Kierkegaard
I am positive that this is the first time Kierkegaard has been quoted on The Chariot. It’s always good to bring something new to the table.
An article in The Atlantic was detailing why we watch the same films and shows over again. The essay was so good I read it twice. There are a lot of good points made. Returning to past experiences with the familiar are comforting. Settling down to watch the same old, same old is habitual. Yet I came away feeling as if there was something missing. Something new was needed to fire the energy within. I vowed there and then to never watch the same thing again. Or read the same book again. Or listen to the same music again. No more repeats for me.
- So there goes the Star Wars marathon that has been years in the planning. That day where we intended to watch the six films one after the other has been blown to smithereens- Alderaan style.
- Also meeting its Waterloo is the re-reading of half of War and Peace. That’s how far I usually get with the Tolstoy. A bit farther than most but no more shall I bend its pages.
- I will never listen again to Pink Floyd’s Echoes so that’s saved twenty five minutes of my life.
- No more bullet points.
That’s me changed my outlook. From now on everything will be fresh, pure, original.