Monday, February 8, 2010

Duh!


On Friday afternoon, I listened to the final CD of the audio book, The Age of Innocence. I'm going to miss the delight I've experienced while driving in my truck marveling at the many voices of the narrator, Dick Hill. I was often tempted to bring the audio novel in the house with me yet I resisted which is fortunate since by listening only en route I stretched the pleasure out over several days.

Now, of course, I want to view the movie but was unable to find it at the video stores nearby. I found a used copy on amazon.com and ordered it on Saturday. I've heard that watching the film adaptation is equally as splendid as reading or listening to Jane Austen's novel and I can barely wait for it to arrive.

I must admit I was agog at the conclusion of the book. My mind reeled as I tried to come to terms with the final words of the novel. After struggling to accept the conclusion and failing, I searched the internet for a summary of the book. Here I finally found the peace I was seeking in the explanation I found. I hate to admit that the density of my brain required a third party to help me comprehend the main character's final action, but so be it.

As long as I'm baring my soul, I must add that I wasn't totally surprised at my inability to "get it." On a daily basis, I find myself "wondering why" regarding countless happenings in my own life. "Wondering Why" and I are well-acquainted. Perhaps I should once again go to my computer. Who knows what I'd find if I entered "unraveling my perplexity" in the search engines!

10 comments:

darksculptures said...

OK - How big of a geek am I? After reading this I googled and Binged "unraveling my perplexity".
You'd be amazed at how much perplexity needs to be unraveled. From a body builders mind to Religion equal gender quality and feminism.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I enjoy you whenever you're baring the soul dear!
You should get an account with Netflix.com, I'm sure you can rent the movie there...so convenient!
xo via Singapore*

Natasha said...

gotta figure out how to unravel my perplexity in my spare time. that will be after I unravel all the messed-up jewelry wound up in a maze on my dresser top.

I've never read the Age of Innocence; might put this one on my ever-growing pile of to be read books....

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: I did the same thing! I remained perplexed, this time by all the website choices!!!!

Lenore: How cool that you're commenting on my blog from Singapore!!!

I don't watch enough movies to justify an account with NetFlix, unless there isn't a monthly fee. I'll have to check out how they operate. Thanks for the suggestion.

Natasha: The audio book version narrated by Dick Hill is wonderful in my opinion. I don't know how he changed his voice in order to realistically speak as all the different characters in the novel.
Good luck with unraveling your jewelry. As difficult as that might be, I'd venture to say it would be easier than removing perplexity from the mind. That applies to my mind anyway!

Annie said...

Wondering why...so glad to hear that part of your inner child still lives. It is a joy to read about your why moments and the conclusions you arrive at. That is what makes you special! Besides, it gets me wondering about stuff too!!!

Shaddy said...

Annie: You make me think that I should embrace my "wondering why" thoughts. Thanks for changing my perspective.

K.M. Weiland said...

If it makes you feel any better, I do that too. Sometimes it just helps to have someone else coalesce into words what you felt about a story but couldn't quite verbalize.

Shaddy said...

K.M.Weiland: It does make me feel better and I thank you for that.

dayner said...

Relax and embrace your perplexity. Some things are better left not understood. :)

Shaddy said...

dayner: Are you a genius or what? Now that you put it that way, I'm going to be proud of my perplexity. The word itself sounds like a difficult thing to achieve and yet it's effortless for me. Yay!!