London(from TX though)
The problem I have with tree huggers and the goblin and fairy brigade is that they overanalyze the most simplest of things--things that are supposed to have been taken just at face value, like a throwaway remark(or my beginning this discussion in the first place...just for some opinions!)for example. They pretend to know what they didn't know to begin with. It's not me who's fake, it's them. This is only too sad, but within the arts--whether it be poetry, painting,sculpture, etc.-- it seems that the inner sanctum of these particular fields try to convince themselves that there are more hidden meanings than there are. I'm sure Picasso was just sitting at the table one day doodling away as we all do on occasion, but because of who he is, somebody in the art world would swear blind that he had some inner meaning in that picture, some soulistic intentions. To give you an example: some years ago in London, to trick the artworld, a group of school kids were given a load of paints and a huge canvas to let loose on and just toss paint all over it...they then put it in a fancy frame and hung it in the Tate Gallery. The gallery was then opened to the artworld and media, who began to see all sorts of wonderful hidden meanings and asked who the artist was, etc. They put an evaluation of above £100,000 on it. When the art world was told of the study by the schoolkids, they then hung their heads in shame that they were fooled so easily. Anyway, I'm starting get confused by this whole discussion, because the replies started going off track in all sorts of weird directions. Now you're making me as bad as the rest...hahaha. I think I'll sit back and watch you confuse me and yourselves even further. No more comments from the Philistine. lol
"Write what you feel, not what u think you should feel."