Wednesday, August 11, 2010

if i were to "throw it all away," would i dress up for the occasion?

56 comments:

O Absurdista said...

you dresses up with your soul.

Sally Ang said...

if you want to "throw it all away"...then why bother to go to that occasion??....unless if you decide that occasion needs your attention ....and that means ....you need not throw it all away :)

Alessandra said...

I like your blog, and your quest for more answers. However, a paradox is a statement or bunch of statements that lead to a contradiction, or to a situation that appears to defy intuition; it doesn't necessarily indicate that there are more than one right answer. At any rate, I think I get your point, so I'll try to keep up with your blog.

Now to address your apparent paradox: is 'throwing it all away' an occasion? An event? I don't think so. It is a saying, a way to express the desire to get rid of one's responsibilities and demands, to choose another way to live. Whether one does this clothed or naked is not relevant to the issue. Perhaps, a better question could be: 'If a were to throw it all away, would I have anything left to wear (for my new life)?

Please do not take this the wrong way, I am home for summer vacation and am extremely bored. I didn't mean to be picky or anything. Keep blogging.

anne artist said...

thanks for the paradox question.

this is from google and is mostly my interpretation of paradox, obviously, from my point of view it is posed as a question:

"A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded."

also merriam webster describes it as a statement that is opposed to common sense and yet it is perhaps true.

as an artist, i am giving myself permission to interpret the word "paradox" as feels most enjoyable to me. i am not looking for a "true" answer but for many questions. questioning to me means freedom. and i like questions that at first don't have common sense reference points, because then i get to color outside the lines.

anne artist said...

as for today's post, what does "throwing it all away" mean? and is it a contradiction then to dress for the occasion? and what is "dressing"", after all?

O Absurdista said...

or...you dresses up the new emperor's clothes! hehehe

ps: i like the Alessandra's question: "If a were to throw it all away, would I have anything left to wear (for my new life)?"

very creative!

anne artist said...

yes, and the emperor, if he threw it all away, would he have anything to left to wear in his new life?

reading the questions and insights of those who comment....is a gift to me. so much brilliance out there in the world......

O Absurdista said...

"throw it all away" means put your past in the garbage. Of course, because it's difficult rejected our principles and characteristics when we trying to live a new phase in our history.
"Dressing" in my opinion, means new responses and thoughts that you are arranged for a change in your live.


sorry to my bad bad english, but the feelings are most importants for me that the languages. anyway , i'm so embarassed with my vocabulary.

anne artist said...

i like what you said about "dressing". that one word could mean many things. as well as "all".

thank you for communicating on this blog.

roskoff said...

nice or swell or or paradoxical
or something else

anne artist said...

yes.....or something else....

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Lila F said...

I would. Why not? Never know what might happen!

Sally Ang said...

When you are in a new life, you get "dressed" up again by the many things that you experienced ....and it will be "throw it away" again cycle....what if we choose to remained naked ....does the emperor mind ??then again,....if we don't dressed up, how do we present ourselves ??

anne artist said...

based on your comment, i am wondering if "getting dressed up" is another way of referring to how it is we see ourselves.

Alessandra said...

WOw, this is taking a life of its own. I think even before addressing the 'dressing up' question, I would ask myself why is it that I'm throwing everything away. Is it so bad that it can't be fixed?
And if I screwed up this much, who's to say if I start over I won't screw up even worse? Am I actually running away when I throw it all away? So it seems to me....

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anne artist said...

are you running away or running toward or is it just the running itself that inspires you to dress up for the occasion?

max-and-top-speed said...

I like this.. :)

hybrid theorist said...

Great question!!

RW said...

No. Because in the dumpster would also be the need for an "occasion."

anne artist said...

so what is thrown away is also worth recognizing?

RW said...

Shall we assume *all* includes the concept of an occasion?

anne artist said...

i am not sure i am understanding. are you saying that "all" includes the concept of the occasion one is throwing away?

RW said...

Well yes, in my bubble anyway.

anne artist said...

ah, a fellow bubbler......

so is it possible to throw "it" all away? and could i throw it all away without it being an occasion?

and if it somehow is all thrown away, it is actually possible for it to be gone?

RW said...

I don't know.

anne artist said...

well, there you have it........i wonder if anyone knows.

debola said...

"if i were to throw it all away". My interpretation of this is of a person thinking of giving up on the life he's living. It means to cast away all ones ties and possesions and be completely free from whatever one finds troubling. It also however, means the giving up of things one enjoys but as a necessary sacrifice.

I guess I would dress up for the occasion. I would wear something that feels comfortable and potrays the new life which i want to immerse myself in. I find that to be a really interesting and somewhat humorous question.

debola said...

and if it somehow is all thrown away, it is actually possible for it to be gone?.

To that i think not. It is never possible to be fully rid of ones troubles in life, except of course by death.

That made me think of a very peculiar question.

If you know you are going to die at a certain time, would you dress up for it.

anne artist said...

i am glad you found the humor.......

Alessandra said...

If, whatever you're throwing away is made up of other people etc., it will not go away just because you threw it away. The other people involved will continue to go on, you will be the only 'thing' that is actually gone. So perhaps you're not throwing it 'all away, you're simply throwing yourself away....

anne artist said...

if i do that, am i turning myself into an "it"?

debola said...

no i dont think you will be.

If youre friends and the pple in youre life are the ones who rid themselves of you, THEN you could be seen as an it.

but since youre the one who is throwing them away it doesnt apply. At least not in my opinion.

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Alessandra said...

I don't think so. Perhaps, it would be better to say 'I'm throwing myself away' rather than 'throwing it'. Don't you think?

america said...

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Cindy Tebo said...

Isn't every moment of our lives just a series of occasions? And if so, why do we give more importance to some than to others?

anne artist said...

thank you for this question.

why, indeed.

ramps said...

For the trees, autumn is such an occasion. And there they are, dressed up for winter.

anne artist said...

what a beautiful image! thank you for it.

and in winter, trees wear sparkling icicle necklaces and snowy hats......having thrown away the brightly colored leaves of fall.

tania said...

Great blog, great posts.
I will dress properly to the ocassion ;)

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Sophie Heyen said...

fantastic! i never tough of it this way. since you're throwing everything away, i guess it could mean you'll be changing stuff in your life because it was not the life you wanted. you expect more from your new life so i suppose you can celebrate...

anne artist said...

thanks. a new dance, a new ballroom and definitely some new dance slippers.....

debola said...

i dont agree with the celebratory tune.

Though throwing everything away can be a time to celebrate, it is also a time to regret because there'll always be somethings that would have to be sacrificed. Somethings that you dont want to leave but have to in order to fully start over

anne artist said...

this reminds me of your earlier question.....if you knew the moment of your death, would you dress up for it?

debola said...

I suppose I would. I would try to make it as dramatical as possible. I'll probably throw a party and make sure no one but myself would know i was going to die.......thats just me by the way.
Would you dress up for it?

anne artist said...

yes. no. maybe.

it depends on when i first knew when the time of my death would be. would it be on short notice or would i have time to plan and gather things together? and how i felt about my life. as well as where i would be when the time arrived.

i might want to wear everything that i had enjoyed wearing. even if it was many layered. or i might want to wrap myself in a comfortable blanket.

maybe i would simply look out at sea or up at the moon...and choose to be dressed in moonbeams or in the colors of water as the sun sets on the horizon.

Bleeding Healer said...

when you said throw it all away, I have seen people have asked you why do you wish to throw it all away in the first place?
If you are throwing it all away, are you talking about the materialistic world, or are you talking about the past, it can also be your evils that you wish to get rid of, would you "dress" for the occasion? What do you mean by dressing?
If you are throwing away your evil hasn´t your soul already worn a beautiful dress of purity and innocence?
And can we truly throw it all away?Some connection is always there with the "it".

Bleeding Healer

anne artist said...

thank you for your questions and yes....there is "it", for me,.and would i choose to dress "it" and if so, how?

and what is "it"?

is part of me an "it"? can i be me without it.......?

Bleeding Healer said...

you know sometimes they say that it is best to leave some things behind, so may be that "it" you want to throw out, is something you know you can survive without, otherwise the thought of throwing it all away wouldn´t have come in your mind, the first place. Since somewhere you know you will be allright even after you have thrown "it" all away,and somewhere the "it" will echo in you, but may be the connections, or the volume of it´s sound would reduce, since you would be far away from "it" after it is thrown it all away..

anne artist said...

so your question about the 'it"....can we really throw "it" all away......and then your most recent comment...let's see, am i getting what you are saying here....?

i can throw it all away and perhaps have actually thrown it away before i actually do simply because i know i can do without "it". and that knowing is maybe even more important than the throwing.......

yet, afterwards, the echo, the connection might still linger even though i am far away. and far away is a place i know is different.....and new......so to hear the echo is a reminder of who i am becoming.....and becoming is an occasion to dress up!

whew!

Bleeding Healer said...

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!You got more than I said.Glad you understood.
Keep Posting.

Bleeding Healer

anne artist said...

to understand without understanding "it" and to embrace the echo, the ghost and any walking sticks that might come my way!

The militant working boy said...

How could you dress up if you were throwing it all away? And what is "all" anyway? If "all" is within, it is impossible to rid yourself of it completely.

anne artist said...

that's the question.....

what can "dress up" mean?