Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Myth of Sisyphus?

Do you feel like Sisyphus? Does the weight of life make it feel like you're wearing cement shoes? Viewers of the popular Netflix series Broadchurch will remember a recent episode when a woman's water breaks at the same moment that a suspected killer turns out to be on the loose.Technology makes life easier, but also renders it exponentially more complicated due to all the magic portals it inadvertently opens. Progress occasions enormous proliferations of data. The objects of humankind's creations are a runaway train. Social networking is a good example. A simple quip becomes viral resulting in a torrential response. You’ve heard about the person who wins the Mega Millions Powerball Lottery and then has to handle all the relatives and friends  calling in their chits. However good one’s intentions, it’s an axiom of human behavior that they're never enough. Generosity backfires when the recipient of one’s largesse is only reminded of how much more could have been forthcoming. In Hitchcock's Vertigo, a physical condition has spiritual underpinnings. It’s easy to lose balance and spin out of control when contingencies inundate with the fury of a storm.

Read "Vertigo and Fetishism" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

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