erik lundegaard

Letting go

A little background.

The articles on this Web site that weren't written for publication were often written so I could retain my thoughts on a book or movie: not just what I felt but why I felt it. In a broader sense it was a way of preserving the past. So everything doesn't just...go.

But it still does. Last month a friend mentioned that Errol Morris' Fast, Cheap and Out of Control was one of his favorite movies, and I nodded, remembering some vague things about it. A few days later I was gathering material for this Web site and I came across my review of Fast, Cheap and Out of Control. And it's pretty in-depth. But it's like it's written by another person. Which it is. It didn't make me think, "Oh yeah, I remember that. " It made me think, "Wow, I gotta see this movie sometime."

Is that the main conflict? Between trying to hold onto everything...and just letting it go? Sometimes it feels like it.

I'm in a letting-go mood right now. Probably a consequence of reading over every crappy thing I tried to hold onto.


Posted at 08:17 AM on Fri. Feb 29, 2008 in category General  
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Reed wrote:

That's the biggest reason I bother persevering with my blogs. I really don't have time, and I'm not writing anything particularly worthwhile these days. But I know that years from now, I'll take a peek at something I wrote and be glad that it's there.

Comment posted on Wed. Oct 20, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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