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holiday (profile) wrote,
on 7-29-2003 at 11:10pm
Current mood: contemplative
Music: Elliot Smith- No Name #3
Subject: Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick, I find this man very interesting. Or so from what I've just learned of him. The movie Waking Life is really, really interesting...and odd. It made me think a lot about life. "On the way to discovering what we love we will find everything we hate, everything that blocks our path of what we desire."
So they mentioned towards the end of the movie the guy named Philip K. Dick. He's an author who wrote about 35 novels, one of them being Flow My Tears, the Policemen Said. One of the lead characters is named Kathy, and her husband's name was Jack. He wrote this story in 1970, now this is what makes it interesting, the following Christmas he meets a girl named Kathy. This is after he finished his novel. She was 19 years old, just like in his book, and her boyfriend's name was Jack. Everything in his book started coming true, everything in his book happened in a sequence of events to him in real life. Her affair with the police officer, the drug dealing, everything. There is one more odd thing that happened...
One day, Phil went out to get the mail and saw a strange darkened figure standing next to his car like he was about to steal it. He decided to approach him, something he would normally never do, and he found out the guy had run out of gas and had no money. So Philip hands him some money, another thing he would never do. Later on, after driving a little while, he realizes that the guy ran out of gas, and he has no way of spending that money if he doesn't have a ride. So he drives all the way back to pick him up. He brings him to the gas station and it's the same gas station in his book.
After figuring all these happenings are really odd, he goes to his priest and describes it all in detail. The priest tells him that everything he had written about was also in the Book of Acts. Philip had never read that. He started realizing a lot of other strange things that were related. He came up with a theory that "time is not real" and that "despite all the change we see, a specific permanent landscape underlies the world of change". He thought we were living in A.D. 50 instead of 1978...
Anyway, I thought that was really interesting that all that happened to someone. I probably bored you with this long long entry. :-P
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