ven at vvcrane.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Mar 22 21:01:19 EST 2001
> I remember
> once or twice catching myself narrating my own life
> in third person, like a novel. E.g. finding myself thinking,
> "She climbed onto her bike." I think I even once
> accidentally appended, "She said", onto the end of
> something I was telling someone. Oops.
> Just me? Please tell me it's not just me? ...:-)
Me too. I don't ever remember ever actually saying any of it (an
advantage of having a stammer?) but I caught my brother at it a
couple of times, which was a relief because I then knew I wasn't
the only one. There's a song by Pulp where Jarvis Cocker is being
his teenage self, third person narrating a bike ride in the style of a
football commentator. Its rather sweet. And I vaguely remember a
TV play about a cricket obsessed teenage boy, his third person
narration was performed by a real, eminent cricket commentator.
I'm definitely a literature abusesr, but then I knew that already <g>.
you should see the way I treat books as well......... I can't
remember actually injuring myself/risking my life through reading
(unless you count back strain from holiday suitcases overloaded
with books) but it has got me into trouble. At primary school I was
actually banned from reading fro two weeks for reading under my
desk when the teacher was talking and for reading the books I was
supposed to be searchinhg for synoyms or adjectives or something.
(I've just remembered that buried in the archives somewhere I made
an even worse confession <g>).
You are trapped in that bright moment where you learned your doom.
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