Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Scurrying Brain

My mind, dealing with tough news, is going in all sorts of directions.

The mental radio has bounced between Broken Bells's "The High Road" (the video of which greygirlbeast posted here) and, for some reason, The Beatles's "Paperback Writer."

I go between crying and laughing. Hell, I'm still trying to be funny on Twitter and make other people laugh. (Pro Tip: one can still get joke mileage out of the Unexplained Babylon 5 Dream Raven.) I'm also getting nice messages about my other news, the genuinely awesome news, and I will write about that here later, when I feel up for it.

No surprise, life keeps being a circle, or something poetic like that. Great news and sad news in less than a day. Happens sometimes. Happens a lot. And then the next stuff happens, and we react to that. Life keeps happening, and I would not prefer the alternative.

There's a behind-the-scenes Star Trek story I love. William Shatner's father died while Shatner was shooting the Classic Trek episode "The Devil in the Dark." He wrapped up the day's shooting and flew home for the funeral, and days later came back to L.A. with one more thing to shoot: Kirk reacting to Spock's painful mindmeld with the enraged Horta that's been killing to protect its eggs. Shatner is a jokester and goof by nature, and wanted to show everyone that he still could be that, so he got Leonard Nimoy's help in blowing a take: instead of Spock's barely restrained "Pain...pain...," Nimoy SCREAMED "PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINNNNNNNN! PAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNN!" And Shatner yelled "Jesus Christ, get that Vulcan an aspirin!," and everyone laughed.

I'm back. I also just laughed as I recounted that. Not my hardest laugh, not by far, but I laughed.

Be nice to each other. Thank goodness that covers a huge range of acts, whether it's being gentle, making someone collapse laughing, wild sex in the working class (and every other social level), or just listening. Just being there. Because, again, the alternative can be tough.

Peace.
Tags: star trek
Subscribe

  • Before Tori Amos was Tori Amos

    Tori Amos's first album was, for a long time, hard to find, and no, I'm not talking about 1991's Little Earthquakes, I'm talking about 1988's Y…

  • If his voice and soul had been with us longer...

    Howard Ashman. He was a songwriter, stage show book writer and, later, film producer. He was one of the reasons there are 1982's Little Shop of…

  • Soundtrack considerations

    What to listen to while reading Book [X]? I wouldn't want the music I put on to distract from whichever book I'm reading; plenty of books I can…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments