The Story I Want To Tell

Sometimes when I think about the story I want to tell I think about something similar to the video below.

It is the opening montage to the second season of The Sopranos. What you see are a series of clips set to It Was a Very Good Year as performed by Frank Sinatra.

To be clear the story isn’t necessarily set back East nor does it really have any mob or Italian connection, but what it does have is depth. There are multiple layers and complex characters and I see a relationship between what I I want to write and the video.

People fascinate me. Really, I have learned that the most ridiculous television shows can be outdone by the things that real people do.

We like to think we act based upon logic and reason yet many of our decisions are based upon emotion or arbitrary choices that aren’t based upon anything of substance.

Many of us adopt the same religion or politics because that is what our parents were/did. It is not necessarily a bad thing but it does help illustrate how sometimes we don’t really choose to do or be, we just are because they  (parents ) were.

More to come about this at a later date.

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  1. Jens P. Berget February 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I haven’t watched a single episode of Sopranos, but based upon that video, I should probably start watching. People fascinate me as well, and the best stories are actually based on real people and what they’ve actually done.

  2. Tim Bonner February 9, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I’m in many ways the opposite to what my parents are but in some ways I’m exactly the same.

    I’m don’t follow any religion (and neither do my parents). My politics have changed over the years from being very close to my parents to being quite different.

    The main difference to my parents is their attachment to living in the same place for their whole lives. I don’t have that kind of a sentimental attachment when it comes to where I live.

    I enjoy living in a place whilst I’m there but I like the experience of living in other places too.

    • Jack February 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Hi Tim,

      I find it fascinating to see how we can be so similar and so very different from our parents. I suppose some of it is because as parents it is hard not to be curious about what is going to happen with our own children.

      I am kind of enjoying the chance to live somewhere else and see what life is like outside of the old familiar places. Opens our eyes a bit.

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