After reading through a thread Canady started: "Is poetry important to life?"
I started thinking about poety, and facts...
Most of my life, as far as productivity goes (9-5/economics aside), I've been rather artistic to say the least. Yet, words (language) have always been something alien to me.
I've drawn many pictures, created many sounds, etc. But never have I really delved into the world of words. Therefore, poetry never made sense to me. Or should I say: I never tryed to see the sense in poetry.
Out of pure curiosity: I've recently been trying to define poetry without using "google", or anything but myself and other direct interactions with people for that matter, as a resource.
Why? Becuase I'm intrested in how close my "uncorrupted" findings will be compared to that of music, painting, graffiti and the like.
I, so far, hold an experiential view that the definition of something artistic is the expression of emotion. Whereas the defenition of a scientific paper is that which determains what will probally happen next.
It's worth noting I see philosophy as taking what is most probally going to happen next and deciding what we should do next, based on our emotions. (I do understand how general this paragraph and the one before it is, but you must understand it stems from a very generalist view of it all. You must also understand I'm talking about bottem lines here.)
Back on track, I got to a place were I'm wondering:
If one was left in a position, after one dies, to explain (or justify(?)) to yourself
: (insert theistic God, or whatever you may, considering your own beliefs) who you are, what you were about, what you was trying to do, what your ideals where etc etc etc etc etc. How possible would it be to make a factual statement without involving some sort of emotional "skewing"? The catch being you can only use one sentence.
So: I ask everyone
reading; to write one sentance in which you best describe yourself and what your about. (If your fortunate enough to understand my unyielding syntax.)
All in good sport, I will offer mine first:
"I am the apparently turbulent voice of harmony, in a seemingly endless sea of dissonance."
Your turn ;P