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Monday 5.23.05: What's interesting is...
I am back to noodling ideas for another radio essay. Over on Transom.Org, Alex Blumberg provides his manifesto for radio stories:
So I started a list:
Story on ebay selling: What's interesting is how it became less about making an easy profit and more of a meditation on the spirit in things.
Story on learning to fish: What's interesting is how it became less about gear and adventure and more about fish invading my dreams and becoming a symbol for your heart's desire -- what's uncontrollable, just beyond your reach. Foul hooking - this passage from one of my essays sticks with me:
Story about early retirement: What's interesting is the emergence of the "expatriate" theme. And the question about whether it's possible to make new friends after the age of 50.
Story on collecting beads: What's surprising is... what - how they take my mind traveling?
Okay, enough cogitating for now...