What was left on the cutting room floor.
took me quite a while to write my blog
Why the Duality of Business and Pleasure Does Not Work.
After editing it down to its final draft, I was left with a lot
of pieces I found interesting but didn’t include in the blog itself.
Interesting enough for me to want to share them with you and so I created this
post called "What was left on the cutting room floor." The following is the
definition and explanation of this expression:
edited or taken out...part of the original work that's gone missing in the finished
In the days before we had uber-cool computers, film and music had to be edited "by hand"... This involved taking actual recorded tape or developed film, cutting it to remove or insert the bit in question, and then splicing the tape or film for use. The bits cut out would end up, at least temporarily, on the cutting room floor."
1. On a lighter note:
I write in my blog that it is my business to know how to integrate the duality of personal and professional identities and help others do the same. The words “it is my business”, reminded me of this movie clip.
2. Pink Floyd “speaks” for me:
I describe us humans as sensory beings and in the blog, I write about the “Dark Side of the Moon” and the relationship between the moon and the sun. These lyrics express what I try to convey about who we are and how we relate to nature.
All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
3. I am a metaphor junkie and when I was writing about the shadow I came across this song filled with metaphors including the shadow.
The shadow of your smile - Sung by Frank Sinatra – lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.
One day we walked along the sand
One day in early spring
You held a piper in your hand
To mend its broken wing
Now I'll remember many a day
And many a lonely mile
The echo of a piper's song
The shadow of a smile
The shadow of your smile
When you are gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn
Look into my eyes
My love and see
All the lovely things
You are to me
Our wistful little star
Was far too high
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so did I
Now when I remember spring
All the joy that love can bring
I will be remembering
The shadow of your smile
4. “Now my consolation is in the stardust of a song.” This lyric combines two important elements in my writings; music and “stardust”, as in the quote from Carl Sagan when he says, “We are made of starstuff.”
Stardust - Sung by Nat King Cole – lyrics by Mitchell Paris.
now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we're apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by
Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song
Beside a garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain
5. The Fourth Dimension – giving everyone their due credit.
Einstein did not quite finish the job of presenting his
theory of relativity as, what is referred to, the Fourth Dimension. Contrary to
popular belief, he did not draw the conclusion that space and time could be
seen as components of a single four-dimensional spacetime fabric. That insight
came from Hermann Minkowski (1864-1909), who announced it in a 1908 colloquium
with the dramatic words: "Henceforth space by itself, and time by
itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of
union of the two will preserve an independent reality".
Minkowski (Emphasis mine.)
Lightcone diagram showing the worldline of a moving observer.
6. On the subject of the dark side of the moon, I started with Pink Floyd and I end with Mark Twain.
In, Why the Duality of Business and Pleasure Does Not Work, I didn’t reference my Buzz, Me and My Shadow. I invite you now to read it.