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You've Reely Scored a Movie Issue.
Okay, so the pun on old movie reels might get dropped by the time this baby goes live. Really. I mean, like, for reel, 'cause, like, "talkies" are like, no longer on celluloid, right? They're, um, digital... Anyway, who hasn't been influenced by a film or hundreds? The theme for this one is vividness, imagery, motion pictures arising in our minds, arising from mere squiggles, symbols (words!punctuation!structure!) on the page. Certain pieces can do that, like, cinematically.
Religion, Spirit, Prophecy/ Issue.
A rule of thumb for socializing with new people at parties: Never discuss religion, politics or sex. And then, you all know the rule about rules being made to be broken... what would religion be, without temptation to break rules? what would spirituality be, without freedom of the spirit? what is prophecy, but prognostications based on current social and sexual mores? etc. Thou shalt not get too heavy!
Of Drains and Ladders in this Life Issue.
As children most of us played a simple game called Chutes & Ladders; it was fun, exciting, to rise and fall, fall and rise. As a metaphor for life, though, it's only partly accurate... The game's designers omitted the force of gravity. Ah, the joys and perils of existing and existentialism.
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