Existentialism II, like Colonel KurtzThere are 3 comments on this post.
Mar 11 2015, 00:34
Last night I posted a strange story about a gecko and a moth.
It occurred to me today that this is a very Kurtzian story, if we take the Brando interpretation of Mistah Kurtz (he dead) in Apocalypse Now! (the Redux version is one of my favorite movies, I guess). In the movie Harrison Ford plays a tape where Kurtz is describing a snail crawling along the straight edge of a razor, crawling slithering, this is his dream, this is his nightmare.
In my story, the gecko and the moth are us. We bite at those things which we cannot achieve, and we frantically fear the things we don't know that cannot harm us. I guess that we can take something from the gecko and the moth. We can take that some people are like the gecko, trying to bite at what that isn't there; and some people are the moth, raving about the demons that cannot harm them.
And maybe everything is just meaningless words, saturated with ethanol and choiceless thoughts. But then again, I didn't have any choice of those.