groundhog day [trailer]
but now.. we could do whatever we want.. discovering the possibilities..
but to get what his heart wants most.. means..
living this day over again.. till he gets it right..
another take – getting a go everyday – at making your yesterday better..
from Sherry Turkle‘s reclaiming conversation
much of the work is done (in convo) as children learn they are in a place they can come back to, tomorrow and tomorrow. when digital media encourage us to edit ourselves until we have said the ‘right thing’ we can lose sight of the important thing: relationships deepen not because we necessarily say anything in particular but because we areinvested enough to show up for another conversation.
getting a go.. every day.. anew.. and always.
if you’re talking you can mess up.. and it turns into something really funny. that’s how people bond.. it’s not like everything is made to be perfect. – ginger
i’ll keep coming back to the convo. ground hog day ness
conversation implies something kinetic. it is derive from words that mean ‘to tend to each other, to lean toward each other’ words about the activity of relationship
communication ness.. the never being finished ness
also see 50 first dates trailer.
Austin on groundhog day:
Phil learns, as Hugh Macleod says in his book Ignore Everybody, “The best way to get approval is to not need it.”
Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend your Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.
just the day. as the day.