The Good Wife – Asks: What is the Real World?

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Asks: What is the Real World?

This past Sunday one of my wife and mine’s favorite TV shows, The Good Wife, had another intriguing interesting close, essentially asking: What is the Real World?

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The Good Wife –

Asks: What is the Real World?

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January 20, 2016

Related Categories : Stories – Fiction – TV – Books

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Intro: Emotions

This past Sunday one of my wife and mine’s favorite TV shows, The Good Wife, had another intriguing interesting close, essentially asking: What is the Real World?

The close was a nice one-two punch.

First a musician and one of the attorneys, who have found a surprise attraction between each other, end up parting with two differing views of life. The attorney says (paraphrasing) it’s time to go back to the real world. The musician, hurt, who’s just sung a love song, asks (paraphrasing): well what is this?

Then Alicia, the main character, declines a request to forgive someone who withheld important information about someone she loved and died without her knowing he had tried to reach her. Her feelings of hurt and loss were too powerful to give that forgiveness at that point.

In both cases emotion was waved off as less important than whatever else was happening in “the real world” at the moment, for that other person.

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Stories and Emotions

  • Thwarted love
  • Confused priorities
  • One person’s emotions deciding what is the real world for another person

This is the stuff of good stories. In books, TV, movies, plays.

Maybe in our own lives.

Sometimes, for a writer, figuring out what “the emotion” is, is the real story.

Sometimes there are “moments” – stories within the story – where an emotion becomes apparent.

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The Answer Is –

Is there a final lasting never-ever-changing emotion, or answer, to what is the real world?

I don’t know. Love is my usual suspect. But I don’t really know.

But nineteen years ago I was asking myself that same question and wrote a poem about it, relating it to teaching.

Nearly four years ago I posted that poem on this site.

The poem is now posted again, below.

Thank you (the) Good Wife.

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Final (for now) Thoughts

I don’t believe emotions are more important than other values that make us human, or link us to a feeling being a part of the universe.

And I certainly don’t believe, because emotions change, that they are false and of no lasting value. If that were true, the concept of family would never have survived the first teenager, or older parent, or toddler.

It’s an intriguing question.

One that helps make The Good Wife the great entertainment it is.

One that, more and more, I’m beginning to believe and realize is at the heart of my lifetime of art, dance, photography and yes, poetry and fiction.

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Teaching Is Sometimes…

Teaching,

even when just plain hard as

old wood, is sometimes fun –

… is sometimes exhilarating, new

ideas crackling like fireworks –

… is sometimes a seed forgotten

 but suddenly blooming –

… is sometimes lightning

exposing growth and structure

within the temporary darkness –

… but teaching is never ever never

something away from the

“real world,” but rather

… is sometimes the source

and often the reason

anything is real.

© 1997-2012-2016 felipe adan lerma

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