29 May 2007

A more extensive answer to the trivial Blogger Profile quesiton (a.k.a. "I'll give you 400 characters!")

I wrote this answer to a silly blogger question in my profile, and I was not allowed to keep it at it's length. Unfortunately for me, I enjoyed the length and the content that created it, so I decided to fight the system and make a blog containing my extensive answer to the question. Here goes...

Blogger Profile quesiton: "How is an ankle unlike a consequece?"

My answer:
Hmm...I would venture to say that an ankle is very much like a consequence by means of imagery in the song "Red Right Ankle" by the Decemberists. Here are the lyrics discussed:
This is the story of your red right ankle
And how it came to meet your leg
And how the muscle, bone, and sinews tangled
And how the skin was softly shed

And how it whispered “Oh, adhere to me
For we are bound by symmetry
And whatever differences our lives have been
We together make a limb.”
This is the story of your red right ankle."

Ievitable connectedness is the theme of the construction of this ankle: the parts are 'bound by symmetry' together; they cannot function on their own. Consequences are indeed the ineviable connection between our decisions: they are also 'bound by symmetry' in that the consequences of our decisions mirror the decision itself in the grandness and importance of our decision, what area of our life it is affecting, and the people involved in the decision and the consequence. Also, our desicions are 'adhered' to our consequences much like the elements that compose an ankle are, for we cannot have consequences without decisions, and decisions cannot be made without consequences.

The end.