Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Are they denser?
Clark just recently Art Directed the music video for the Killers latest song, Human. I like the song...but nobody seems to know whether it is "Are we human? Or are we dancer?" or is it "Or are we denser?" I looked online and found that most went with the "dancer"...which seems like a non sequitor question. Also, I didn't know that humans and dancers were opposites...? In an effort to philosophize they went with vague and "poetic". There are different interpretations posited for either and as always I am fascinated how meaning can be found in anything. Anyway...it is a good song...even if the meaning may be obscure. Are they obscure to sound wiser?
Funny how that is a method used a lot today to substitute for plain speaking truth and wisdom. It is easy to be dazzled by "deep" and startling verbal acrobatics. As in The Princess Bride when the Sicilian is in the Battle of Wits with Wesley and he talks in circles and convoluted phrases...
"Truly, you have a dizzying intellect" Wesley observes.
"Wait 'til I get going! " He exults.
Sometimes when listening to a politician or a learned person of the world that exchange goes through my mind and I have to smile. Often wisdom has few words and much talking is a smokescreen for ignorance or guile. As I listen to "those who speak" I will wonder about their sincerity, I will wonder about their alliance to truth and I will ask myself..."Are they clever, or are the denser?" (=