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October 2nd, 2013

marching to my own drumbeat

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

Stumbled across this picture last night, and it amuses me how thoroughly me it is.

I know the old joke about you being unique, just like everyone else, but in my case it really was true. In some ways I was intensely reliant on the approval of others, but I wanted them to approve of me as I was; I don’t recall being all that susceptible to peer pressure. And these days at least I get a lot of my strength from being okay being a cute little oddball. (I mean… fandom.) The little kid at the end even looks a little like me at the time I took ballet lessons.

Sometimes this means it feels like I’m swimming against the stream and not in a good way. I would probably feel that way anyway. At least I iz what I iz, as Popeye put it, and that’s the kind of thing that can’t be taken away.

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Sherlock thoughts – themes

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

Walking home from a bit of a rough day, my mind found it way to Sherlock. (Surprise, superprise. *g*) Specifically I got thinking about some of the themes. I came up with:

Series One

1. “A Study in Pink” – selfishness
2. “The Blind Banker” – selflessness (imperfectly portrayed, but growing)
3. “The Great Game” – friendship

Series Two

4. “A Scandal in Belgravia” – romantic love
5. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – trust
6. “The Reichenbach Fall” – sacrifice

So there’s a real arc in human virtue, a real growing-into-a-better-person particularly on Sherlock’s behalf. I think that’s part of why I find it so compelling. (Part.)

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  • 5 Dec 2020, 12:53
    PM me your address. I have a card set aside for you, but need name and address to get it going.

    - Erulisse (one L)
  • 5 Dec 2020, 12:04
    What a lovely idea!
  • 4 Dec 2020, 17:56
    Mmmm, ginger snapses!
  • 4 Dec 2020, 17:37
    I don't send out cards anymore, but I was drooling over all the pop-up ones Amazon had and wondering if it might not be time to resume the tradition (I decided no).

    Not much help in the Hallmark…
  • 25 Nov 2020, 14:52
    That's great! Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for the marching, musical cats. LOL

    - Erulisse (one L)
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