Saturday, June 2, 2012


                                                      LIFE AS ART

“Our appetite for story is a reflection of the profound human need to grasp  the pattern of living, not merely as an intellectual exercise, but within a personal, emotional experience.” 
                                                                                                                                                                                 Robert McKee 

LIFE AS STORY -    I need to locate the plotline of my life. McKee’s term is “pattern of living”. 

Only by taking an overarching view of the patterns reviewed in this course, is it possible for me 

to grasp the fullness of what is yet possible for myself. It helps to take a look at my “worldview” 

before the artistry of my own life can be more accessible to myself.


If I understand what ideas in my culture influenced me throughout my life, I can see the patterns 

interwoven emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually. They are knit together by the spirit 

that makes me, me.  Why not take a little time to review the worldview of films like Casablanca

Life is Beautiful, or Broadway Hits like Old Town and Art. Life as Art is my opportunity to search 

for Beauty that reveals Truth.  Or Life can be it’s opposite, a slow dripping descent into 

degradation. See how it is that things “turn ugly”.                          Judy Joyce - Editor


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