My ‘People Watching’ mood always seems to kick in graphics these days. Maybe its the long span of work broken though with quick breaks. Isolated with escapist music. I watch people, not in a pervy way. But in a observant way.
There is someone who comes up in a number of class registers. And to say I haven’t been compared to him would be a lie. Often reserved he does his work, and will occasionally touch in with something always well constructed and correct. But its this reservedness that has perplexed me. His character is most defiantly reserved in college. But if that is simply by this being his third year I don’t know, or simply his character, I don’t know. Well, maybe I should say I didnt know, as today he became very ‘outspoken’ if his usual behaviour is social normality. A joking and a sarcastic-like hyperbolic character emerged.
This is what I love about people. We retain our image behind a facade, sometimes many, sometimes just a single layer. We only reveal our true selves to a select few, what could be more romantic and beautiful than the pure example of… now here is where I insert a word I recently came across… germütlichkeit. It simply means, well, let this definition by jimmy wales (from the post by Ragbag):
“coziness”; however, rather than merely describing a place that is compact, well-heated and nicely furnished (a cozy room, a cozy flat),Gemütlichkeit connotes the notion of belonging, social acceptance, cheerfulness, the absence of anything hectic and the opportunity to spend quality time.
Thats all I wanted to say. Just a little observation, an interest.
One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
“Hegel remarks somewhere that all facts and personages of great importance in world history occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.”—Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852)
noun &bull /səˈkɑːd/ &bull 1) a sudden jerking movement (rare). 2) a rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another. 3) the act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins. 4) the sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow (music).
From French saccade, “a jerking movement”, derived from saccader, “to jerk, jolt”.