Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Weeping with Nietzsche.
Today was as yesterday rather ordinary, although I was a little more busy. The heat kept up all day long and was roasting hot bright and early around 10am. Yuck! Not only is it hot, but there is a lot of humidity as well, which makes everything worse. Once again, I thought that I left that crappy weather in Illinois, but it continues to follow me. My air conditioner (I relented and turned it on) doesn't work the most efficiently and it is very difficult for me to concentrate and write when I am uncomfortably warm. I was able to edit two more chapters in Book II, which leaves me only 2 chapters left to edit and then the epilogue! I am enthused beyond imagination that I am near completion for this round of edits. Now I will be able to focus on some other things for a while before once again editing through Book II one last time before handing it over to the publisher. The ending is really good and I am beginning to once again get excited for the book. I honestly do not know where the time went for the day, so I didn't get much writing done. Hopefully that will change tomorrow. I updated my website some more and am developing some ideas for it, although with everything going on I don't know how likely it is that I will be able to put these ideas into practice. Tonight I watched a film called When Nietzsche Wept. It was going to be I thought a German speaking foreign film from the looks of it and the subject matter as well, but it was English speaking. This didn't diminish the film in any way. I really, really enjoyed the film. I know very little about Nietzsche and therefore am uncertain how accurate this film depicts reality, or even the man and his work for that matter. What also drew me to the film besides the great philosopher was Sigmund Freud, although he had a smaller role then I was led to believe from the premise of the film provided. In summary the film was about Nietzsche, and a well established Viennese doctor,