Saturday, March 14, 2015

The (B)log Lady

When Twin Peaks was originally screened back in 1990-91, I was working long hours away from home (in Belfast), so missed pretty much all of it. Only now, all these years later, am I finally catching up and seeing what all the fuss was about. Susan bought the deluxe boxed set of both seasons a while back, and we are now watching episodes of it every other night. I'm finding it utterly compelling, especially a few years ago having visited Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge & Spa, which feature heavily in the show.

There are many fascinating characters in Twin Peaks, one of whom, the Log Lady, introduces each episode with a few lines of wisdom or veiled clues as to elements of the episode's content. As a writer, I particularly enjoyed her spiel preceding episode 10:

"Letters are symbols. They are building blocks of words which form our languages. Languages help us communicate. Even with complicated languages used by intelligent people, misunderstanding is a common occurrence. We write things down sometimes - letters, words - hoping they will serve us and those with whom we wish to communicate. Letters and words, calling out for understanding."

And on that note...

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