“Die gerade Linie ist gottlos” –Hundertwasser
Solitarykitsch comes from an attitude and a book and reflects a solitary creature who once upon a time got stuck on One Hundred Years of Solitude. She also suffers an outrageous addiction to all things kitsch, musical, and kitschy musical. The sentiment above is a favorite (translation: the straight line is godless)–no straight lines, no obvious directions, wave, curve, bend, seek–but don’t get there the easy way.
The blog title also points toward dreams–she is not a roadie (though is, perhaps, an aging wanna-be). Kitsch is a recovering addict, with alcohol being her drug of choice, and control being her primary trope. She is also OCD–not in a fussy, clean sort of way (though my coworkers probably wish that were the case), but in an obsessive thought-loop sort of way. And balance. Crave, seek, and create balance whenever possible.
Thus, one might conclude that the author herein is a bit loopy, and that would be a fair assessment. She’s also an English Prof (see OCD above. And addiction–comes free with every graduate education) and academic administrator. She is also silly, irreverent, and occasionally difficult to follow, but she does mean well. Really, she I do.
And I also need to get the heck out of the third person trap.
Oooh…how about second person? You are entering a space where OCD is considered as a lovely and loving sport, and you will find that it is necessary for you to believe as much for your own survival.
Hmmm….sounds like Choose Your Own Adventure. Or a bad version of Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas.
Lessee, you should know that Avenged Sevenfold (and a certain vocalist) and Guns N’ Roses–(and a certain bassist) AFD era, thank you–show up rather frequently hereabout. I could even be accused of crush/hero worship/occasional pretensions of academic analysis. I’m a book nerd and runner and bassist-of-no-repute. Love punk, hard rock, metal, long walks on the beach (you knew that was coming, right?), jazz, and, yes, opera. Love to read–send any suggestions my way. Did I mention running?
You are welcome here. Pull up a cushion and hang out for a spell. Let’s see what kind of sanctuary we can create, eh?
email welcome at solitarykitsch at gmail dot com