May 3, 2005

Medium Thoughts

FaSoLaLa

Well, Spuddy Buddy and I were sitting on the sofa together yesterday chatting, and I asked him what kind of things he thought about.
"Well, sister, I have good thoughts and bad thoughts and medium thoughts."
"What are those?'
"A good thought is a thought about good things. A bad thought is a thought about bad scary things. And a medium thought is both."
"What do you mean?"
"A medium thought is where the bad thoughts and the good thoughts twist around each other like the planets going around the sun and make a story!"

How insightful! That is exactly what a good story is-- bad things and good things going around each other like planets and moving and interacting. Wow.

8 comments:

j kelley said...

hey, you're right.
that silly thing was written and re-written so many times that it forgot itself and lost the original idea. i guess i should put it back together.

thanks.

Androphenese said...

positively brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of good stories ... in an earlier post, you mentioned reading about the archetypal elements of a story. Would you share the name of that book/article/bit of information from which you were reading, please?

fa-so-la-la said...

It was Paula LaRoque's book called "The Book On Writing." Very matter-of-fact title. :-) I forget who it is published by, but it is excellent.

Lynn Bruce said...

Soon to be an Ambleside HEO book... FaSoLaLa is such a good guinea pig for the Advisory. ;-)

X said...

Good to see she is being used for something. LOL. The Queen Shenaynay rocks. (Sorry for the tangent)

Thermodude said...

Rock on Spuddy Buddy! He may turn out to be a good sidekick. Muahahahahahahaha!!.

Javamom said...

Fa So La La wrote:
"It was Paula LaRoque's book called "The Book On Writing." Very matter-of-fact title. :-) I forget who it is published by, but it is excellent."
and Queen Shenaynay wrote:
"Soon to be an Ambleside HEO book... FaSoLaLa is such a good guinea pig for the Advisory. ;-)"

Yeah! I'm glad you liked it! Ms. Laroque gave us (gave hubby) a copy...or maybe it was her co-worker...
Now I will have to read it this summer ;-), especially since it will be added to AO/HEO!