Episode 326 – Kingdom of Heaven

Why do people seize on secondary things for help/support in everyday life? Especially when almost all of those things literally vanish into thin air when real stress hits. This podcast tries to take the listener to the rock-like essentials of human survival.

PZ’s Podcast / 10.25.21

I keep talking about life-resolution issues that are fairly elemental.
Part of the theme comes from recent personal experience, but part of it comes from popular music and movies. Today’s entry point is a song from 1954 that almost won the Oscar that year, entitled “Hold My Hand”. It is from an incredibly cool movie by Frank Tashlin, which you have got to see, entitled Susan Slept Here. This oddly titled movie starred Debby Reynolds and Dick Powell.
Anyway, I’m talking about physical touch at the end of life, but also about the self-revelation that serious stress almost inevitably presents one. Think H.G. Wells’ three religious books that he wrote during the carnage of World War I. Later on, after the War, he wrote that he could no longer understand these books nor why he wrote them. In fact, the later, less-stressed Wells said he was actually bewildered by the fact that he had written them at all. He came very close to disavowing the books, tho’ today we regard Mr. Britling Sees It Through (1916) as a masterpiece.
Why do people seize on secondary things for help/support in everyday life? Especially when almost all of those things literally vanish into thin air when real stress hits.
This podcast tries to take the listener to the rock-like essentials of human survival. LUV U.